Women’s match preview: FeatherstoneFollow @WiganWarriorsRL
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Wigan Warriors Women’s Betfred Women’s Super League match against Featherstone Rovers Ladies.
The Warriors Women face Featherstone Rovers Ladies at Millennium Stadium, Featherstone on Sunday 4th July (3:30pm K.O.).
The two teams meet for the sixth time, having previously played four times in the league and once in the Challenge Cup. Featherstone were the first team the Warriors faced back in the inaugural 2018 season and the Warriors boast a positive record against the Rovers since having won four of the five fixtures.
Last five meetings:
- Featherstone 18-16 Wigan
- Wigan 42-4 Featherstone
- Featherstone 18-44 Wigan (Challenge Cup)
- Featherstone 20-31 Wigan
- Wigan 54-0 Featherstone
Head coach Kris Ratcliffe has named his 17-player team to face Featherstone Rovers on Sunday afternoon.
1. Rebecca Greenfield
2. Leah Darbyshire
14. Emily Baggaley
31. Kaitlin Hilton
19. Anna Mary Davies
3. Rachel Thompson
7. Alison Burrows
10. Jade Gregory-Haselden
9. Carys Marsh
8. Holly Speakman
28. Amy Boardman
12. Paige Costello
13. Victoria Molyneux
17. Eleanor Dainty
15. Emma Dwyer
29. Freya Hellin
16. Lucy Baggaley
Speaking to wiganwarriors.com, Women’s boss Kris Ratcliffe said his team are looking forward to getting back on the field this weekend.
“We have had some good results against Featherstone in the past, but in our last game against them they turned us over. That was a loss that still hurts the ones involved. We have waited a while to right that wrong, the girls will be fired up.
“Featherstone are big and physical, very similar to the other Yorkshire teams. They will try and rough us up and out-muscle us, we are well prepared in that sense coming off the back of the Castleford win. That win has really lifted us and there’s a good vibe in camp.
“We have used the week off well as it coincided with the appointment of a new strength and conditioning coach in Jamie Winter. He has come in, introduced himself and made the girls wish he hadn’t arrived! They’ve worked really hard in that area every session since our last game. So we certainly haven’t been resting on our laurels.
“Georgia Wilson picked up an injury on international duty and will miss out, but other than that we are picking from full strength and looking forward to getting back on the field this week.”
For anyone wanting a slice of the Betfred Women’s Super League action, tickets will be available for the first time in 2021 on the day at the Millennium Stadium, Featherstone. Tickets are cash only and are £5 for Adults. It is free entry for U16s.
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.