- Adrian Lam names the Wigan Warriors 21-man squad to face Leeds Rhinos in the Coral Challenge Cup Semi Finals.
- Head Coach makes ten changes from the side that faced St Helens on Tuesday.
- Leeds Rhinos vs Wigan Warriors, Saturday 3rd October, Totally Wicked Stadium, K.O. 2:30pm.
Adrian Lam has named the Wigan Warriors 21-man squad to face Leeds Rhinos in the Coral Challenge Cup Semi Finals.
The Cherry and Whites head to St Helens’ Totally Wicked Stadium to take on the Yorkshire side on Saturday in what will be their 29th meeting in the historic Cup competition (K.O. 2:30pm).
After making ten changes ahead of Tuesday’s derby clash with St Helens, the Warriors Head Coach has made a further ten ahead of the Semi Final.
Recent signing Brad Singleton misses out, however is expected to be up to speed and available within the next two weeks.
Second-row Morgan Smithies serves his sixth and final match ban received for two separate incidents during Wigan’s win over Castleford in Round 10. Learn more HERE.
Back-rower Jack Wells is unavailable after picking up a knee injury against St Helens on Tuesday. Speaking on Wednesday, Lam provided more details of the injury.
“The medical team are saying it’s a possible MCL (medial cruciate ligament) or cartilage tear, also a kneecap dislocation.
“If it is a dislocation it could be up to three months. But we don’t know for sure until the scans come back.”
The boss also indicated that both prop-forwards Tony Clubb and George Burgess could return to action from their respective neck and hip injuries within two weeks.
Winger Liam Marshall continues his long-term recovery from an Anterior Cruciate Ligament knee injury sustained during the Round 10 tie with Castleford.
21-man squad to face Leeds Rhinos
1. Zak Hardaker
4. Oliver Gildart
5. Joe Burgess
6. Bevan French
7. Tommy Leuluai
9. Sam Powell
11. Willie Isa
12. Liam Farrell
13. Sean O’Loughlin
14. Ben Flower
15. Joe Greenwood
17. Oliver Partington
19. Joe Bullock
20. Liam Byrne
21. Dom Manfredi
23. Jake Bibby
28. Harry Smith
30. Ethan Havard
31. Jackson Hastings
32. Amir Bourouh
33. Joe Shorrocks