Match Preview: Toulouse

In association with Davanti Tyres, here is everything you need to know ahead of Wigan Warriors’ Round 16 Betfred Super League game against Toulouse Olympique.

Wigan Warriors host Toulouse Olympique this Friday 24th June as they return home to the DW Stadium, 8pm K.O.

Team News

Peet has made just one change to the 21 that made the trip to Salford earlier in the month. Kai Pearce-Paul is back in contention after suffering torn ligaments in the Challenge Cup Sixth Round win over Salford back in March, in place of Matty Nicholson.

Morgan Smithies will serve the third of his four-match suspension for two separate High Tackle sanctions in the Cup Final.

Injury News

Matt Peet confirmed in his weekly press conference that Iain Thornley remains sidelined with an MCL injury. Cade Cust also remains sidelined following the dislocated elbow he suffered in the Challenge Cup final. Read the full injury update HERE.

Wigan Warriors squad to face Toulouse Olympique:

Matt Peet has named his Cherry and Whites squad for Friday’s fixture.

Opposition

Toulouse Head Coach Sylvain Houles also named his side for the fixture on Wednesday afternoon.

Previous Meetings

With just one meeting between the pair, Wigan took the spoils as they slotted a late drop goal at Stade Ernest-Wallon in March.

Last Meeting:

  • Toulouse 28, Wigan 29 (SLR4, 5/3/22)

Super League Summary

  • Wigan wins: 1

Coach quotes

“There’s a great sense of excitement this week, particularly being back at the DW Stadium with our fans. It’s felt like a long time and the lads do miss it. It’s been a happy venue for us so far this year, we’ve played pretty well at home, the fans have been fantastic and the support has been noted on our travels. At the away grounds it has been unbelievable so to come home and play in front of a healthy crowd, we’re really looking forward to it.”

On Toulouse, he added: “They’ve got the game to trouble everyone – a good pack, good kicking game. They’ve not won as many games as they would’ve like but they’ve competed and we’re expecting an intense start to the game and hopefully we can bring the best of ourselves this week.”

Read more from the Warriors boss ahead of Friday’s game HERE.

Match officials

The man in the middle on Friday night will be Liam Moore.

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Tickets

Ticket prices

Ticket prices for the game are as follows:

South Stand:

  • Loyal 18 members – from £10 Junior and  £23 Adults
  • General sale – from £11 Junior and £25 Adults

East and West Stands – in line with 2022 season ticket prices, tickets for the East and West Stands are priced the same:

  • Loyal 18 members – from £20 Junior and £28 Adult
  • General sale – from £21 Junior and £30 Adult

How to buy

You can buy tickets for both games in either of these three ways:

  • Buy online by clicking HERE.
  • Call the DW Stadium Ticket Office on 01942 311111 (open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri).
  • Visit the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person (open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri).

Car Parks

Card payments are now accepted on all of our car parks, the charges remain the same (£5.00 per car/£10 per minibus/£20 per coach on Car Park 1, and Cars £5.00 on Car Parks 3 & 4). Seasonal passes are still available at the Ticket Office. Card payments on the car parks are the preferred method of payment.

Around the ground

With Armed Forces Day taking place a day after the game, the Club is remembering and paying tribute to all the heroes who have served and continue to serve our country.

Army v Police Friendly game

To gets things underway, there will be a warm-up game before the first team game – taking place at Robin Park Arena. The Army will take on the Police in a friendly match where all fans can attend for free between 6pm and 7:30pm.

Members of the Fire Service, Royal British Legion, Army, and Navy Cadets and Reeva programme will all be present too. The Reeva programme run by local organisation, Red Oak Kennel Services, which helps to improve the quality of life by providing training assistance dogs for Veterans with mental health difficulties. To read more about the Reeva programme, click HERE.

Fan Village

Robin Park Arena will also see the re-birth of our new and improved Fan Village, which will be open from 6pm. With a new bar, additional seating, big screen and collectible player cards, our Fan Village will re-launch bigger and better than ever before.

The Fan Village is the perfect place to soak up the pre-match atmosphere on game day, featuring food and drink, live music from local talent and live Q&As before and after the game with first team players. The one and only Mighty Max, our Warrior Cheerleaders and the Wigan Rugby Heritage Society are always in attendance too.

Our Club Store is also open prior to and after each home game, with the opportunity to shop whilst at the Fan Village.

How to follow

Listen Live

Listen to free audio commentary of Wigan Warriors v Toulouse Olympique from the DW Stadium as Wigan face Toulouse in Round 16 of Betfred Super League.

Our regular commentary team of Joe Mills and Bilko (Andrew Rimmer) will bring you full commentary, with coverage starting 10 minutes before kick-off (7:50pm).

How to listen

Head to our Mixlr page by clicking HERE. Alternatively, you can simply use the pop out player below.

WiganTV is on Mixlr

Wigan TV

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

Social Media

As an alternative to following the game, Wigan fans can keep up-to-date with 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 (www.wiganwarriors.com) – post-match reaction including match report, and Head Coach and players reaction.