Women’s match preview: York

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Wigan Warriors Women’s Betfred Challenge Cup clash against York City Knights Ladies.

The Warriors make the trip to Wakefield’s Mobile Rocket Stadium for their Challenge Cup Quarter Final fixture against York this Sunday 9th May (12pm K.O.) with the match being streamed live and free on TheSportsman.com. 

Head to Head

The Warriors have met the Knights on four occasions in the Betfred Women’s Super League, with this weekend’s fixture being their first meeting in Cup competition. From previous meetings, the Warriors have scored 192 points against York and conceded just 6.

Last four meetings:

  • Wigan 50 – 0 York
  • York 6 – 38 Wigan
  • York 0 – 62 Wigan
  • Wigan 42 – 0 York

Team news

Kris Ratcliffe has named his 19-player squad to travel to Wakefield on Sunday lunchtime.

Wigan Warriors Women matchday squad to face York City Knights Ladies:

Coach Quotes

Speaking with wiganwarriors.com, Women’s head coach, Kris Ratcliffe, has called for a calmer and controlled game from his Warriors side in Sunday’s tie.

“York will be a completely different prospect this week with a new coaching team and potentially some changes in personnel. Each player they select will be hungry to get out there and show what they can do. We are preparing for a tough game.

“The Challenge Cup is synonymous with the history of our Club. All around the world, if you mention Wigan Rugby League, fans can recall the fabulous Cup runs and trips to Wembley of the past. The girls know and respect this history and want to be just as successful in the competition.

Kris Ratcliffe.

“We are two from two in the league so far, which is pleasing, but counts for nothing this week. It’s knockout rugby and I’m looking for our best performance yet. I am looking for control and patience from us this week, we need to be comfortable building pressure and not rushing our attacking opportunities.

“We will hopefully be selecting from a full strength squad this week and we know we are capable of a very good team performance. If we get the performance right, the results come.”

How to follow


Sunday’s game will be the first Women’s game to feature on TheSportsman.com, who have chosen to stream the game following on from the success of their streaming of the men’s Betfred Challenge Cup competition this season.

Live coverage will be available exclusively on TheSportsman.com from 12 noon. Click here to watch live.

Social Media

Wigan fans can follow every piece of the action via our social media channels and website.

  • Twitter (@WiganWarriorsRL) – pre-match, half time and full time updates.
  • Instagram (@wiganwarriorsrl) – pre-match, half time and full time updates.
  • Facebook (Wigan Warriors) – pre-match, half time and full time updates.
  • Website (www.wiganwarriors.com) – post-match reaction including a match report and the thoughts of head coach Kris Ratcliffe.