Wigan Warriors’ 2022 Betfred Super League fixtures have been released.
On the back of the announcement that Betfred Super League will be broadcast on both Sky Sports and Channel 4 in 2022, Super League have confirmed the full fixture schedule for the upcoming season.
The regular season will see each team play 27 fixtures – 13 home and 13 away, plus Magic Weekend at St James’ Park.
2022 will see Wigan take on five teams three times, including newcomers and French outfit Toulouse Olympique, as well as St Helens, Hull KR, Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity.
As announced on Wednesday night, the Warriors will start the new season with a trip to Hull KR on Friday 11th February (8pm kick-off).
Wigan’s first home game will come in Round 2 against Leeds Rhinos on Friday 18th February (8pm kick-off). This game will be a ‘War of the Roses’ clash as Wigan of Lancashire and Leeds of Yorkshire go head-to-head in what is always an intriguing battle.
Rounds 4 and 5 will see Wigan create history as they take on the ‘Tour De France’! The Warriors will become the first Betfred Super League team to play two separate French teams away in the same week. First up is new boys Toulouse Olympique as Wigan travel to the Stade Ernest Wallon on Saturday 5th March (6pm kick-off) to play Toulouse for the first time ever. A week later on Saturday 12th March, Wigan will head to the Stade Gilbert Brutus to face Catalans Dragons (6pm kick-off). Details on travel packages for fans wanting to attend both games will be released in due course.
Rivals Round will take place in Round 8 as Wigan travel over Billinge Hill to take on St Helens in the Good Friday Derby. In what is always a full-bloodied encounter, the Warriors will face Saints on 15th April (3pm kick-off).
Just three days after Good Friday, Wakefield Trinity are the visitors to the DW Stadium (3pm kick-off) as Wigan host Family Fun Day. Monday 18th April will see the Warriors host a fun, family summer event at Robin Park Arena and inside the DW prior to the game. Full details on what’s in store on the day will be released closer to the time.
Rounds 10-15 will see Wigan play away from the DW as the annual relaying of the stadium pitch takes place. During that time, the Warriors will travel to Warrington Wolves, Huddersfield Giants, Hull FC, Castleford Tigers and Salford Red Devils.
Wigan return home on Friday 24th June (8pm kick-off) as Toulouse come to town for the very first time. This will be Armed Forces Day as the Warriors will pay tribute to all service personnel and military veterans who made and continue to make sacrifices for their country.
As announced earlier this week, the Magic Weekend has a new date in the calendar, being played at St James’ Park on 9th and 10th July. In Round 18, Wigan take on Saints in Newcastle on Saturday 9th July (4:45pm kick-off).
Friday 5th August will see Wigan host Warrington (8pm kick-off) in what will be Heritage Day at the DW Stadium. 2022 is the Club’s 150th year and to commemorate such a historic occasion, the Warriors will mark the Warrington fixture as a day of celebration. On 18th January 1873, Wigan played their first ever game as a Rugby League Club – against Warrington and Round 22 next season will see the whole Club – including a host of past players – come together to celebrate 150 years of history.
Wigan will play Toulouse for a second time at home on Friday 19th August (8pm kick-off). This game will see the Warriors celebrate Wigan Pride – working and engaging with charities and local LGBTQ+ groups and initiatives to make it a day of celebrating inclusivity and respect within society and Rugby League.
Round 25 will see St Helens make the short trip to Wigan on Friday 26th August (8pm kick-off). The two arch rivals will lock horns for a third time in 2022.
Like 2021, Wigan will end the regular Betfred Super League season at home to Catalans Dragons. Kicking off at 3pm on Saturday 3rd September – the same time as every other fixture on the final day of regular season action – the Warriors will celebrate key workers. Similarly to how the Club provided free tickets for all key workers in the final regular game in 2021, the Warriors will once again show their appreciation to those who have worked tirelessly throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Wigan’s two opening games against Hull KR and Leeds, as well as the two home games against Castleford and Hull, Good Friday Derby against St Helens and trip to Warrington in Round 11 will all be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
The Warriors’ home game against Salford in Round 10 will be shown live on Channel 4 – Wigan’s first ever Super League game to be broadcast free-to-air.
See Wigan’s full fixture list below:
- Round 1: Hull KR, Friday 11th February, 8pm, Hull College Craven Park, Live on Sky
- Round 2: Leeds Rhinos, Friday 18th February, 8pm, DW Stadium, Live on Sky
- Round 3: Huddersfield Giants, Thursday 24th February, 8pm, DW Stadium
- Round 4: Toulouse Olympique, Saturday 5th March, 6pm, Stade Ernest Wallon
- Round 5: Catalans Dragons, Saturday 12th March, 6pm, Stade Gilbert Brutus
- Round 6: Castleford Tigers, Thursday 17th March, 8pm, DW Stadium, Live on Sky
- Round 7: Hull FC, Thursday 31st March, 8pm, DW Stadium, Live on Sky
- Round 8: St Helens, Friday 15th April, 3pm, Totally Wicked Stadium, Live on Sky
- Round 9: Wakefield Trinity, Monday 18th April, 3pm, DW Stadium
- Round 10: Salford Red Devils, Sunday 24th April, 1pm, DW Stadium, Live on Channel 4
- Round 11: Warrington Wolves, Friday 29th April, 8pm, Halliwell Jones Stadium, Live on Sky
- Round 12: Huddersfield Giants, Friday 13th May, 7:45pm, The John Smith’s Stadium
- Round 13: Hull FC, Saturday 21st May, 3pm, MKM Stadium
- Round 14: Castleford Tigers, Friday 3rd June, 8pm, Mend-A-Hose Jungle
- Round 15: Salford Red Devils, Sunday 12th June, 3pm, AJ Bell Stadium
- Round 16: Toulouse Olympique, Friday 24th June, 8pm, DW Stadium
- Round 17: Wakefield Trinity, Sunday 3rd July, 3pm, Mobile Rocket Stadium
- Round 18: St Helens, Saturday 9th July, 4:45pm, St James’ Park (Magic Weekend)
- Round 19: Hull FC, Friday 15th July, 8pm, DW Stadium
- Round 20: Leeds Rhinos, Thursday 21st July, 8pm, Emerald Headingley Stadium
- Round 21: Hull KR, Friday 29th July, 8pm, DW Stadium
- Round 22: Warrington Wolves, Friday 5th August, 8pm, DW Stadium
- Round 23: Wakefield Trinity, Sunday 14th August, 3pm, Mobile Rocket Stadium
- Round 24: Toulouse Olympique, Friday 19th August, 8pm, DW Stadium
- Round 25: St Helens, Friday 26th August, 8pm, DW Stadium
- Round 26: Hull KR, Monday 29th August, 3pm, Hull College Craven Park
- Round 27: Catalans Dragons, Saturday 3rd September, 3pm, DW Stadium
The end of season Play-Off series will again see the top six ranked teams battle it out to reach Old Trafford. The top two teams at the end of the regular season will be just 80 minutes from the Grand Final and receive a bye in week one before facing the winners from third versus sixth and fourth versus fifth.
Old Trafford will host the Betfred Super League Grand Final on Saturday 24 September, the 25th occurrence of the biggest night in Super League.