Women’s Match Preview: St Helens

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Wigan Warriors Women’s Betfred Super League opener against St Helens. The Warriors Women face Saints at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Sunday 15th May (2pm K.O.).

Campaign so far

This is the opening weekend of the Betfred Women’s Super League though both Wigan and St Helens have competed in the Challenge Cup and Women’s Nines competitions so far this year. St Helens were recently crowned Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup winners at Elland Road.

Injury news

The Warriors remain without Rachel Thompson, Alison Burrows, Cailey Miller, Ruth Thomas, Hannah Walton and Vicky Molyneux for the fixture this week through injury.

Head-to-head

This weekend’s game will be the eighth meeting between the two sides, with Wigan having won three and St Helens having won four. Wigan will be looking to break the form against this opposition having not won in their last four attempts.

Last four meetings:

  • St Helens 54-0 Wigan
  • St Helens 28-0 Wigan
  • St Helens 32-0 Wigan
  • Wigan 4-6 St Helens

Summary:

  • St Helens wins: 4
  • Wigan wins: 3

Squad News

The Warriors have named their 19-player squad to travel to St Helens on Sunday. New signing Taylor White is named in the squad, with Academy products Abbie Singleton, Kerrie Evans, Georgia Lake and Emma Davies also named.

Women’s squad to face St Helens:

Pre-match quotes

Speaking to wiganwarriors.com, Georgia Wilson said: “Everyone is raring to go, obviously the opening game being a derby is really exciting and we’re going to go out and give it our all.

“We’ll think about our own performance and focus on ourselves this week. Of course it’ll be a tough game and a real challenge, but we’ve got to get used to that, do what we do best and focus on the things we’ve been learning in training and keep moving forward.”

Hear more from Georgia Wilson exclusively on Wigan TV HERE.

Ticket info

Tickets for the fixture can be purchased in advance via the St Helens website. Tickets are priced at £5 Adults, £3 Juniors. Tickets can be purchased HERE but please note, that all pre-ordered tickets must be collected by 4pm on Saturday 14th May (the day before the fixture) as the Ticket Office at the Stadium will not be open on game day.

You can also walk-up and pay on the turnstile either via cash or contactless payment on game day itself. Car parking is available on the main stadium car parks on a first come, first served basis.

Watch Live

Can’t make it to the game? The fixture is being streamed live and exclusive on The Sportsman’s dedicated Rugby League YouTube channel. Make sure you don’t miss a thing, by subscribing to the Sportsman Rugby League on Youtube HERE!

Social Media

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