Factfile: Magic 2017

Factfile: Magic 2017

Wigan head to the 2017 Dacia Magic Weekend as they look to extend an eight match unbeaten run at the showpiece event.

Having lost in both 2007 and 2008 Wigan have yet to lose since winning seven and drawing one of their last eight games.

The Warriors take on Warrington at Magic for the first time having beaten Leeds for each of the last four years.

Last ten meetings

Warrington 16, Wigan 38 (SLR4, 9/3/17)

Warrington 6, Wigan 12 (SLGF, 8/10/16) at Old Trafford, Manchester

Warrington 28, Wigan 35 (SLS8-R6, 16/9/16)

Warrington 40, Wigan 10 (SLR13, 28/4/16)

Wigan 16, Warrington 28 (SLR9, 1/4/16)

Warrington 0, Wigan 28 (SLS8-R3, 21/8/15)

Warrington 17, Wigan 6 (SLR20, 2/7/15)

Wigan 30, Warrington 20 (SLR11, 16/4/15)

Wigan 16, Warrington 12 (SLQSF, 3/10/14)

Wigan 24, Warrington 20 (SLR27, 11/9/14)

Super League summary

Warrington won 19

Wigan won 33 (includes wins in 2013 and 2016 Grand Finals & wins in 2003 and 2014 play-offs)

2 draws

Warrington highest score: 47-38 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 40-10, H, 2016)

Wigan highest score: 58-4 (H, 2002) (also widest margin)

Magic Weekend summary

Warrington: Won 6, Lost 4

Wigan: Won 7, Lost 2, Drawn 1

Head-to-head: First meeting

Team News

Sean O’Loughlin returns for the Warriors having missed the Swinton game with a calf strain. Josh Woods is also recalled after being cup tied last week.

George Williams retains his place in the squad having missed out last week due to a migraine.

Daryl Clark and Joe Westerman return for Tony Smith’s side who have won six of their last seven games in all competitions.

Dom Crosby looks set for his first game against Wigan having joined the Wolves during the off-season.

Warriors: Burgess, Davies, Farrell, Field, Forsyth, Gregson, Isa, Marshall, McIlorum, Navarrete, Nuuausala, O’Loughlin, Sutton, Tautai, Tierney, J Tomkins, Wells, Williams, Woods.

Wolves: Atkins, Brown, Clark, Cooper, Crosby, Dwyer, Gidley, Hill, Hughes, Jullien, G King, Lineham, Patton, Philbin, Ratchford, Russell, Savelio, Westerman, Westwood.

Josh Woods could be set for his second appearance for Wigan this weekend

Tickets

Tickets are available from the DW Stadium Ticket Office until 4pm on Friday and can be purchased from St James’ Park on the day of the game.

Magic Records

Warrington’s Kevin Brown is the only current player to have appeared at all ten previous Magic events.

If Brown features for the Wolves in Saturday’s game against Wigan, it will be his first appearance for his current club at a Magic Weekend, having previously played for Huddersfield (2007-2012) and Widnes (2013-2016).

Magic Tries

1 Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos) 9

2 Joel Monaghan (Warrington Wolves) 8

3 = Ryan Atkins (Warrington Wolves/Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 7, Jodie Broughton (Catalans Dragons/Huddersfield Giants/Salford City Reds) 7, Ade Gardner (Hull Kingston Rovers/St Helens) 7, Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves/Salford City Reds) 7, Paul Wellens (St Helens) 7

Magic Goals

1 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants/Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 49

2 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 39

3 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC/Castleford Tigers/Salford City Reds) 22

4 Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons/Wigan Warriors) 19

5 Danny Tickle (Widnes Vikings/Hull FC) 18

Magic Points

1 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants/Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 118

2 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 83

3 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC/Castleford Tigers/Salford City Reds) 52

4 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers/Bradford Bulls/Harlequins) 51

5 Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons/Wigan Warriors) 50

Highest Attendances

Aggregate: 68,276 (2016)

Saturday: 40,871 - 2015

Sunday: 32,953 - 2012

Highest score

Warrington 68 Salford 16 (2010)

Warrington 68 Widnes 4 (2012 – also widest margin)

Most tries by a team

12 Warrington 68 Salford 16 (2010)

12 Warrington 68 Widnes 4 (2012)

Most points by a losing team

Bradford 38 Leeds 42 (2007)

Fastest try

1 min, 0 secs Chris Riley (Warrington v St Helens, 2013)

Most tries by a player

5 Joel Monaghan (Warrington v Widnes, 2012)

5 Danny McGuire (Leeds v Bradford, 2012)

Most goals by a player

10 Gareth O’Brien (Warrington v Widnes, 2012)

Most points by a player

27 Sean Long (3 tries, 7 goals, 1 field goal, St Helens 2008

Club Milestones

Having debuted last week at Swinton Callum Field takes heritage number 1081.

Career Milestones

Matty Russell needs one appearance to reach 100 for his career. Russell has played 82 games for Warrington since 2014, and was previously with Wigan (2 games, 2012). Whilst with the Warriors, he also made loan/dual-registration appearances for Hull FC (6, 2012) and Leigh (2, 2012). Russell has also represented Scotland (7 games, 2013 & 2016).

Consecutive Appearances

Missing through injury, Sam Powell will give up his record for consecutive appearances having played in Wigan’s last 60 Super League games.

Michael Dobson will now take on that record having played in Salford’s last 48 games.

1 Michael Dobson (Salford Red Devils) 48

2 Tinirau Arona (Wakefield Trinity) 40

3 Robert Lui (Salford Red Devils) 38

4 Remi Casty (Catalans Dragons) 36

5 Jack Hughes (Warrington Wolves) 31

Sam Powell sits this one out having played in Wigan’s previous 60 Super League games

Betfred Super League Standings

Pos Team P W L D F A Dif Pts
5 Wigan Warriors 13 7 5 1 283 284 -1 15
9 Warrington Wolves 13 5 7 1 242 307 -65 11

Betfred Super League Leading Scorers

Tries

1 Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 15

2 Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers) 13

3 Albert Kelly (Hull FC) 12

4 Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors) 10, Ben Jones-Bishop (Wakefield Trinity) 10, Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 10

7 Joel Moon (Leeds Rhinos) 9

Goals

1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 63

2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 61

3 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 45

4 Mark Percival (St Helens) 32

5 Morgan Escaré (Wigan Warriors) 30

6 Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 29, Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 28 & Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 29

Points

1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 168

2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 135

3 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 97

4 Mark Percival (St Helens) 88

5 **Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 80

6 Morgan Escaré (Wigan Warriors) 77

7 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 69

Betfred Super League Fixtures/Results

Saturday May 20

Widnes Vikings v Wakefield Trinity 2.30

Hull FC v St Helens 4.45

Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves 7.00

Sunday May 21

Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield Giants 1.00

Leigh Centurions v Salford Red Devils 3.15

Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos 5.30

Academy

Thursday May 18

Hull FC U19s v Wigan Warriors U19s

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