Women’s Match Preview: Huddersfield

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Wigan Warriors Women’s Betfred Super League game against Huddersfield Giants. The Warriors Women face the Giants at Robin Park Arena on Sunday 7th August (2pm K.O.).

Campaign so far

The Warriors and Huddersfield both sit in the bottom half of the table, with the Warriors having won one game and Huddersfield yet to win a game. Both sides are off the back of heavy losses at the hands of Leeds Rhinos and will both be hungry to secure the two-points.

Injury news

The Warriors remain without a number of players for the fixture, but do welcome the return of Georgia Wilson and Kaitlin Hilton who missed the game against Leeds carrying knocks.

Head-to-head

This weekend’s game will be just the third meeting between the two sides, with Wigan having won both encounters.

Last meeting:

  • Huddersfield 18-30 Wigan
  • Huddersfield 10-68 Wigan

Summary:

  • Wigan wins: 2
  • Huddersfield wins: 0

Squad News

The Warriors have named their 19-player squad to travel to Huddersfield on Sunday.

Women’s squad to face Huddersfield:

Coach quotes

Speaking to wiganwarriors.com ahead of the game, Head Coach Kris Ratcliffe said: “Huddersfield have shown improvement week on week and they will be desperate to get their first win this week. They have some quality players with Bethan Oates in the England squad and four others in the England Knights squad. In our last match they showed what they can do in the second half when it started to click for them.

“We need to put pressure on them by showing how dangerous we can be in attack. We have threats all across the park, we just need to be smart in our delivery to create the time and space they need.”

A win for Wigan would secure a play-off spot: “Everyone is aware that if we win this game a semi final awaits. We also know that our performances need to be better to compete with the top three, so we will continue to focus on our performance and the bits we need to be better at.”

On squad selection, he added: “Squad wise this week we are starting to finally get the competition for places we have missed all season through injury, Georgia Wilson will return which somewhat offsets the loss of Vicky Molyneux who is unavailable for the next two weeks. We will have another debut this week in Eva Hunter, who has trained with us all season and made a great impression. She has been playing very well for her community club Orrell St James, deserves her opportunity and will no doubt be one for the future of the club.”

Ticket info

Tickets for the fixture can be purchased on the day at Robin Park Arena. Season Ticket Holders can watch the game for FREE, non-Season Ticket Holders are priced at £5 Adults and £3 Concessions.

Match Highlights

Full match and match highlights from the game will be on Wigan TV following the game early next week. Not a subscriber? Join today from £5.99 per month HERE.

Social Media

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