Our Scholarship kicked off the week as they faced St Helens on Wednesday night in the first derby fixture of the year. It was an even contest in the first half as both sides crossed for two converted scores for a 12-12 score at the half time break.
Four unanswered tries from Wigan in the second half made the difference as Jack Farrimond hit six from six conversion attempts as the Warriors made it back-to-back wins in the Scholarship league in 2022. Read the full match report HERE.
Next up for the Warriors, the Academy side played their Round 3 tie against Wakefield Trinity at Robin Park Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Warriors Academy had eight different try scorers on the day, as Billy Myers converted 6 from 8 in a blistering performance over Wakefield, winning 44-4. Read the full match report HERE.
The first game on Sunday saw our first team make the trip to Wakefield Trinity for the Betfred Challenge Cup Quarter Final. With a place in the next round at stake, both sides went set for set in the opening half but a big defensive effort, paired with some brilliance in attack saw our Warriors fly to a 36-6 victory, including a hat-trick from Jai Field to see us into the Semi Finals of the competition. Read the full match report HERE.
Our Women’s side were also in Betfred Challenge Cup Quarter Final action as they travelled to Featherstone Rovers on Sunday evening. A feisty first half saw both sides cross for two tries apiece but a tough second half saw just a penalty goal scored in favour of Featherstone as they progressed to the Semi Finals, the Warriors narrowly missing out. Read the full match report HERE.
On Saturday our Wheelchair side played a friendly against Sheffield Eagles as a break in the season allowed our Warriors to give some game time to newer players in the large squad. A squad of 8 players travelled with 5 debutants getting in on the action.
A great effort from our Warriors squad saw us take an encouraging 62-20 victory.
Sunday also saw our LDRL team take to the field for the first time in 2022 as they participated in a festival in Warrington with 21 other teams from 14 foundations. Congratulations to all the players who represented Wigan Warriors and other Clubs to kick start the LDRL season.
Find out more about LDRL in 2022 by clicking HERE.