Match Preview: Whitehaven

Everything you need to know ahead of Wigan Warriors’ pre-season game against Whitehaven.

The Warriors make the trip to Cumbria this Sunday (3pm K.O.) for their first pre-season fixture of 2023 to face Betfred Championship outfit Whitehaven.

Squad News

Academy Head Coach, John Duffy, will lead the team this Sunday with a youthful side to take on Whitehaven in the Warriors’ first fixture of 2023. The Head Coach has selected a number of the new additions to the first team as well as giving outings to a host of Academy talent.

Wigan Warriors squad to face Whitehaven:


Whitehaven have also named their squad ahead of the game:

Coach Quotes

Speaking ahead of the game, John Duffy said: “We are really looking forward to this game, at this point in the year everyone is excited for the games to get started and we are all ready for a challenge on Sunday.

“This is an exciting game for us, our young players get to test themselves against a strong Whitehaven team.”

He added: “As an opening game to the year it is great for us to travel and play against a championship side with lots of talent which, will make for a great start to 2023.”

Ticket info: 

  • Adults – £15
  • Concessions – £10
  • Children (5 and Under) – £5 (One child attending with one paying adult is eligible for free entry)

Tickets are available to buy via Whitehaven’s website HERENOTE: When purchasing at the checkout, Whitehaven have asked that all Wigan fans put in the ‘add a note’ section that you are buying tickets for the Wigan game.

Pay on the day is available at Whitehaven, with no ticket prices increase on the gate.

How to follow

Wigan TV

The match is being shown LIVE on Wigan TV, with highlights and match reaction also 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 ( – post-match reaction including match report, and head coach and players reaction.
Saturday 21 January 2023