Women’s Match Preview: York

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Wigan Warriors Women’s Betfred Super League Play-Off Semi Final against York City Knights. The Warriors Women face the York at Headingley Stadium on Sunday 4th September (3pm K.O.) with a chance of making the Grand Final.

Campaign so far

York come into the game having secured the League Leaders’ shield last weekend by coming from behind to beat Leeds Rhinos, the Knights have been in fine form in 2022. The Warriors enter the game off the back of a defeat on home turf to St Helens which saw them finish fourth in the table.


This will be the twelth meeting between the Warriors and the Knights, and the fourth in 2022. York have won the last six meetings.

Last four meetings:

  • York 33-10 Wigan (WSL)
  • Wigan 0-46 York (WSL)
  • York 46-0 (WCC)
  • Wigan 6-20 York (WSL)


  • York wins: 6
  • Wigan wins: 5

Squad News

The Warriors have named their 19-player squad to face York on Sunday.

Women’s squad to face York:

Coach quotes

Speaking to wiganwarriors.com ahead of the game, Head Coach Kris Ratcliffe said: “It’s a clean slate for us this week, semi final knockout football. York are a great side and deservedly won the league leaders shield but this is a different competition now.

“In all knockout games it’s about handling the pressure and playing with composure and consistency. It’s our first time in the finals for a couple of years and first occasion for most of our players so it’s certainly one for them to look forward to and relish. We will undoubtedly go in as big underdogs but we know that we can compete with them and cause them problems. We just need to concentrate on our execution and detail for the full 80.”

He added: ‘We are confident that it will be our best performance of the season, the occasion and opposition will demand that. We will be in a position to field our strongest side of the season with the return of Lauréane [Biville] from her French World Cup camp and the long-awaited return from injury of Alison Burrows. They will add more experience and composure to our team. Big game players for the big occasion.

“There’s been a good buzz about training this week, everyone is excited and looking forward to the game and hopefully we can push hard for a place in the Grand Final.”

Ticket info

Tickets for the game cost just £5 and can be purchased by clicking HERE.

Sky Sports

The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports as part of the Play-Off Semi Final double header with St Helens taking on Leeds Rhinos at 5:15pm.

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.

Friday 02 September 2022