Factfile: Leeds away

Factfile: Leeds away

Wigan being their 2017 Super 8s campaign against the team they finished the first part of the season against when they take on Leeds this evening!

The Warriors ran out comfortable 34-0 winners at the DW Stadium just two weeks ago against an inexperienced Leeds side.

So far the spoils have been shared between the side with Leeds having won 26-18 at home back in March. Leeds have won the last six meeting between the pair at Headingley.

Last ten meetings

Wigan 34, Leeds 0 (SLR23, 21/7/17)

Leeds 26, Wigan 18 (SLR7, 31/3/17)

Leeds 18, Wigan 16 (SLR22, 15/7/16)

Leeds 8, Wigan 40 (SLR15, 21/5/16) at St James’ Park, Newcastle

Wigan 28, Leeds 6 (SLR5, 11/3/16)

Leeds 22, Wigan 20 (SLGF, 10/10/15) at Old Trafford, Manchester

Leeds 25, Wigan 18 (SLS8-R2, 14/8/15)

Wigan 26, Leeds 24 (SLR21, 9/7/15)

Leeds 12, Wigan 27 (SLR16, 30/5/15) at St James’ Park, Newcastle

Leeds 26, Wigan 14 (SLR6, 20/3/15)

Super League summary

Wigan won 37 (includes win in 1998 Grand Final and wins in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2010 & 2013 play-offs)

Leeds won 28 (includes win in 2015 Grand Final and wins in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2012 play-offs)

4 draws

Wigan highest score: 68-14 (H, 1996) (also widest margin)

Leeds highest score: 70-0 (H, 2005) (also widest margin)

Team News

Brett Delaney returns for Leeds having missed the last ten games with double knee injuries, he takes the place of Josh Jordan-Roberts.

Jack Wells and Josh Ganson come into the Wigan squad after the Warriors lost Joel Tomkins with a groin injury and Sam Powell owing to a one-match ban.

Rhinos: Ablett, Briscoe, Cuthbertson, Delaney, Ferres, Garbutt, Golding, Hall, Jones-Buchanan, Keinhorst, Lilley, McGuire, Moon, Mullalley, Parcell, Singleton, Sutcliffe, Wakins, Ward.

Warriors: Bateman, Burgess, Clubb, Davies, L Farrell, Ganson, Gelling, Gildart, Isa, Leuluai, Marshall, Mcilorum, Nuuausala, O’Loughlin, Sutton, Tautai, S Tomkins, Wells, Williams.

Frank-Paul Nuuausala debuted against Leeds last year at Headingley in July and hasn’t missed a league game since

Tickets

Tickets and official coach travel are still available for this fixture from the DW Stadium Ticket Office and on the Ticket Hotline – 0871 6633 552.

Betfred Super League Standings

Pos Team P W L D F A Dif Pts
2 Leeds Rhinos 23 15 8 0 553 477 76 30
7 Wigan Warriors 23 10 10 3 539 518 21 23

Try-scoring Runs

Oliver Gildart (1-2-2) has scored tries in Wigan’s last three games.

Consecutive Appearances

Jack Hughes (Warrington Wolves) now has longest streak of consecutive appearances in Super League. Frank-Paul Nuuausala is tied second having not missed a league game since his debut against Leeds last year.

1 Jack Hughes (Warrington Wolves) 432

2 Jamie Shaul (Hull FC) 36 & Frank-Paul Nuuausala (Wigan Warriors) 36

4 Matty Dawson (Leigh Centurions) 32

5 Charly Runciman (Widnes Vikings) 28

Betfred Super League Leading Scorers

Tries

1 Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 34

2 Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors) 20

3 Albert Kelly (Hull FC) 17 & Ben Jones-Bishop (Wakefield Trinity) 17

5 Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves) 16, Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers) 16, Jermain McGillvary 16 & Joe Burgess (Wigan Warriors) 16

Goals

1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 107

2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 79

3 Mark Percival (St Helens) 70

4 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 69

5 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 64

6 Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 48

Points

1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 267

2 Mark Percival (St Helens) 196

3 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 176

4 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 150

5 Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 136

6 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 132

Betfred Super League Super 8s Fixtures

Thursday August 3

Castleford Tigers v St Helens 8.00

Friday August 4

Huddersfield Giants v Wakefield Trinity 8.00

Hull FC v Salford Red Devils 8.00

Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors 8.00

The Qualifiers Super 8s

Friday August 4

Widnes Vikings v Warrington Wolves

Saturday August 5

Catalans Dragons v London Broncos 6.15

Featherstone Rovers v Leigh Centurions 3.15

Sunday August 6

Hull KR v Halifax 3.00

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