Match preview: Warrington

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Wigan Warriors’ Betfred Super League Round 16 fixture away to Warrington Wolves.

Adrian Lam’s men will come up against Warrington for the second time this season, having lost to the Wire back in June at the DW Stadium.

Campaign so far

Wigan head into the tie off the back of three straight wins and sit one place below Warrington in the Betfred Super League table in fourth.

Warrington are placed third as it stands, but last played on 5th July, and have been out of action since due to Covid-19 protocols.

Kai Pearce-Paul in action against Warrington at the DW Stadium.

Team news

John Bateman (ankle) and Liam Byrne (rib) return for selection after overcoming their respective injuries. Amir Bourouh is also included after featuring for the first time in 2021 in Round 9 away to Huddersfield two weeks ago.

Injury news

Morgan Smithies (ankle), Zak Hardaker (neck), Jai Field (hamstring) and Bevan French (hamstring) all remain sidelined.

Wigan Warriors squad to face Warrington Wolves

On Monday lunchtime Adrian Lam named the Warriors side to face Warrington.

The Opposition

Steve Price also named his squad for the fixture, who are without ex-Wiganer George Williams; the stand-off is yet to make his debut for the club.

Previous meetings

Last ten meetings:

  • Wigan 14, Warrington 40 (SLR12, 30/6/21)
  • Warrington 14, Wigan 18 (SLR15, 9/10/20) (at Emerald Headingley, Leeds)
  • Wigan 16, Warrington 10 (SLR1, 30/1/20)
  • Wigan 20, Warrington 6 (SLR26, 16/8/19)
  • Warrington 26, Wigan 14 (SLR16, 25/5/19)(at Anfield, Liverpool)
  • Warrington 26, Wigan 24 (CCR6, 12/5/19)
  • Warrington 25, Wigan 12 (SLR6, 15/3/19)
  • Warrington 4, Wigan 12 (SLGF, 13/10/18) (at Old Trafford, Manchester)
  • Wigan 26, Warrington 6 (SLS8-R5, 14/9/18)
  • Wigan 13, Warrington 12 (SLR20, 6/7/18)

Super League summary

Warrington wins: 24

Wigan wins: 40

Coach quotes

Speaking to the media on Monday ahead of the fixture, Lam begun by discussing the opposition.

“Last time we played then we got embarrassed really. We limped into the game with injured players and little confidence.

“We will be a very different team this week and we are looking forward to it. We’ve got to make sure that tactically we are on it.

“It’s one of those derby games where there’s no love lost. I’m looking forward to our team competing at a higher level than we did last time around.” 

Match officials

The man in the middle on Wednesday will be Robert Hicks.

Referee Robert Hicks

Ticket info

Tickets are still available to buy from the DW Stadium Ticket Office for the game. The Ticket Office is open between 9am and 5pm. Please note that online sales are now no longer available. 

Pay on the gate will also be available for Warriors fans at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Wednesday night. 

Turnstiles at the Halliwell Jones Stadium will open from 6:15pm and pay on the gate will be available with cash payment. Tickets will also be available from the Ticket Office (located in the North Stand), which opens at 5pm. Please note it will be card payment only at the Ticket Office.

Away fans will be situated in the west terrace, with seating tickets also available in Block Q for those wishing to sit down.

Ticket prices

  • Adults – £22
  • Over 65s – £16
  • 17-23 year olds – £16
  • Under 17s – £10
  • Junior STH – £5
Away fans will be situated in the west terrace, with seating tickets also available in Block Q for those wishing to sit down.

How to Follow

OurLeague closed access

Following the lifting of government restrictions on stadia attendance on Monday 19th July Our League will no longer be offering their streaming service of all Wigan Warriors games to season ticket holders.

Wigan TV

Highlights and match reaction will be available on Wigan TV following the result. Not a subscriber? Find out more HERE.

Listen LIVE

Join commentary team Joe Mills and Bilko (Andrew Rimmer) as they bring you free live commentary of the whole game. Head to the Wigan Warriors home page here from 10 minutes before kick off and click ‘Listen Live’.

Alternatively, head to to enjoy the commentary and join in the conversation with fellow fans.

Social Media

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

  • Twitter (@WiganWarriorsRL) – live game updates and reaction at the final hooter.
  • Instagram (@wiganwarriorsrl) – behind-the-scenes action, both before and after kick-off.
  • Facebook (Wigan Warriors) – live matchday information and reaction.
  • Website ( – post-match reaction including match report, and head coach and players reaction.

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