Women’s match preview: York

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

The Warriors make the trip to Odsal Stadium, Bradford for their Round 7 fixture against York this Monday 19th July (7:45pm K.O.) with the match being streamed live and free on Twitch. 

Head to head

The Warriors have met the Knights on four occasions in the Betfred Women’s Super League, and once in the Betfred Challenge Cup competition. From previous league meetings, the Warriors have scored 192 points against York and conceded just 6. Their first loss against the City Knights came in a thrilling Challenge Cup fixture in May this year.

Last five meetings:

  • York 30 – 24 Wigan
  • 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 Odsal on Monday evening.

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

Coach quotes

Speaking with wiganwarriors.com, Women’s head coach, Kris Ratcliffe is calling for composure as his team look for a fifth win of the season: “Training this week has really focused on playing smarter and really hammering the things we didn’t do well against Leeds. The score didn’t reflect our game last week, our effort couldn’t be faulted but we just did too much defending in the end. It has been beneficial to analyse that and look at how we can be better.

“York this week gives us the earliest opportunity to rectify that. We know what York bring and I feel we are better placed to deal with that this week than in our last meeting. The girls were frustrated with the result the last time we played and felt we should’ve won. It’s a huge game on Monday and we have spoken in depth about its importance, both teams fighting for top 4 play-offs and a win will go a long way in securing that.

“I will just be asking the girls to go out and play smart, and with composure. We will need to be Warriors in defence and continue to turn up for each other.

“It will certainly be a great game to watch live on Twitch. We have a couple of injuries to check on with Georgia Wilson getting close to a return. The extra day’s recovery is a welcome bonus, hopefully their day jobs will take it easy on them in the day and we will be ready to put in a big performance at Odsal.”

How to follow


Fans can watch the game at Odsal Stadium. It is £5 entry for adults and free for Under-16s.


The game will be streamed live on Twitch. Live coverage will be available by searching Rugby League on Twitch.tv from 7:30pm. 

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.