Match Preview: Leeds

In association with Davanti Tyres, here is everything you need to know ahead of Wigan Warriors’ Round 20 Betfred Super League game against Leeds Rhinos.

Wigan Warriors travel Headingley to face Leeds Rhinos this Thursday 21st July, 8pm K.O.

Team News

Peet has made one change to his 21-player squad, as new recruit Mike Cooper takes the place of Junior Nsemba.

Brad Singleton will serve the second of his three-match suspension for a High Tackle sanction in the Round 18 game against St Helens.

Injury News

John Bateman remains sidelined with a broken rib suffered against St Helens in Round 18, with Tommy Leuluai and Iain Thornley still continuing their recovery from respective knee injuries.

Wigan Warriors squad to face Leeds Rhinos:

Matt Peet has named his Cherry and White squad for Thursday’s fixture.

Opposition

Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Rohan Smith also named his side for the fixture on Tuesday afternoon.

Previous Meetings

Wigan come into the tie sitting second in the table, having won 14 of their fixtures and on the back of a phenomenal 60-0 victory over Hull FC. As Leeds come in off the back of a loss away at Toulouse.

Last ten meetings:

  • Wigan 34, Leeds 12 (SLR2, 18/2/22) 
  • Wigan 0, Leeds 14 (SLR21, 25/8/21) 
  • Leeds 6, Wigan 19 (SLR3, 15/4/21) 
  • Leeds 26, Wigan 12 (CCSF, 3/10/20)(at Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens) 
  • Wigan 28, Leeds 10 (SLR9, 16/8/20)(at Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens) 
  • Leeds 14, Wigan 23 (SLR18, 14/6/19) 
  • Wigan 34, Leeds 16 (SLR2, 8/2/19) 
  • Wigan 46, Leeds 8 (SLR19, 28/6/18) 
  • Leeds 8, Wigan 9 (SLR11, 13/4/18) 
  • Leeds 32, Wigan 16 (SLS8-R1, 4/8/17) 

Super League Summary

  • Leeds wins: 43
  • Wigan wins: 32
  • Draws: 4

Coach quotes

On this week’s opposition, Peet said: “There’s a lot of exciting players across their squad, the venue itself is one of the great Rugby League venues and with a new coach that hasn’t had that many games in front of the home fans – we’re under no illusions of the test that awaits us.”

The Head Coach encouraged the fans to travel in their numbers once more: “Hopefully as many Wiganers can make the trip as possible, it does help and it’s valued by the team but I think regardless you know it’s going to be an outstanding atmosphere at Headingley. The Leeds fans are incredible and the staff behind the scenes at Headingley do a great job, it always feels like a big game when you go there.”

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

Match officials

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

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Kit Check

The Warriors will wear the traditional Cherry & White hoops this Thursday.

Away Ground Guide

Get all the information ahead of Thursday’s trip to Headingley. Click HERE to see an extensive away ground guide, including travel information and around the ground.

Tickets

Ticket prices

Wigan fans will be based in the Western Standing Terrace. There are also a small number of tickets available in North Stand Block A, which is a seating stand. 

Ticket prices for the game are as follows:

Western Terrace 

  • Adult – £24
  • Concessions (Over-65s, Students, Under-21s, Disabled – Wheelchair and Ambulant – ID required for all concessions) – £16
  • Junior Members (16 and Under) – £5
  • Junior Non-Members (16 and Under) – £12
  • Under-5s – FREE

North Stand Seats 

  • Adult – £32
  • Concessions (Over-65s, Students, Under-21s, Disabled – Wheelchair and Ambulant – ID required for all concessions) – £25
  • Junior Members (16 and Under) – £5
  • Junior Non-Members (16 and Under) – £20
  • Under-5s – £8

Wheelchair supporters

All wheelchair disabled supporters will need to book tickets via the Leeds Rhinos Ticket Office on 0371 423 1315 or via email on [email protected] Please note spaces are extremely limited. There is also a limited amount of disabled parking available which can also be booked by emailing [email protected] supporters will be situated in the Global East Terrace at the opposite end of the ground. 

Official Club Travel

Run by Tyrers Coach, the Official Club Travel is available for this game.

Coaches for Leeds will depart from Robin Park Arena on Thursday 21st July at 4:15pm. Please note that coaches will not arrive in Leeds in time for the start of the Women’s game (5:30pm K.O.).

Coach ticket prices

  • Season Ticket Holder/Member/Junior – £14.50
  • All others – £15.50

How to buy

Coach tickets are available online HERE or in-Store until 4pm on Wednesday 20th July. 

Pay on the day

Turnstiles on match day will open at 5pm. 

Pay on the day will be available but please note there will be a cash increase for all tickets. 

The prices for tickets bought on the day are as follows:

Western Terrace

  • Adult – £27
  • Concessions (Over-65s, Students, Under-21s, Disabled – Wheelchair and Ambulant – ID required for all concessions) – £19
  • Junior Members (16 and Under) – £15
  • Junior Non-Members (16 and Under) – £15

North Stand Seats 

  • Adult – £35
  • Concessions (Over-65s, Students, Under-21s, Disabled – Wheelchair and Ambulant – ID required for all concessions) – £28
  • Junior Members (16 and Under) – £23
  • Junior Non-Members (16 and Under) – £23

How to follow

Live on Sky

The Wigan v Leeds double header will be shown live on Sky Sports Arena. The Women’s game kicks off at 5:30pm with kick of the Men’s game at 8pm. Read the Match Preview ahead of the Women’s game HERE.

Listen Live

Listen to free audio commentary of Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors from Headingley Stadium as Wigan face Leeds in Round 20 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.

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.