Match Preview: HuddersfieldFollow @WiganWarriorsRL
In association with Davanti Tyres, here is everything you need to know ahead of Friday’s Betfred Super League visit to Huddersfield Giants (7:45pm K.O.)
The Warriors will be looking to make it three wins from five against a Huddersfield side who have won two of their opening three Super League games.
The 21-man squad is unchanged with Matt Peet having the pick of a close-to-fully fit squad with the exception of Iain Thornley and Ryan Hampshire, who continue their rehabilitation from long term injuries.
Huddersfield have also announced their 21-man squad for Friday.
- Huddersfield 14, Wigan 16 (CCF, 28/5/22, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London)
- Huddersfield 32, Wigan 22 (SLR12, 12/5/22)
- Wigan 22, Huddersfield 12 (SLR3, 24/2/22)
- Huddersfield 12, Wigan 14 (SLR9, 16/7/21)
- Wigan 16, Huddersfield 12 (SLR14, 11/7/21)
- Wigan 19, Huddersfield 6 (SLR20, 6/11/20, at Emerald Headingley, Leeds)
- Huddersfield 10, Wigan 42 (SLR5, 1/3/20)
- Huddersfield 22, Wigan 38 (SLR19, 21/6/19)
- Wigan 6, Huddersfield 14 (SLR5, 8/3/19)
- Huddersfield 6, Wigan 13 (SLS8-R6, 20/9/18)
Super League Summary:
Huddersfield wins: 17
Wigan wins: 38
Matt Peet spoke to the press this week ahead of Friday’s visit to West Yorkshire, saying he expects Huddersfield to be in the mix and competing this year.
“It’s up there with the toughest games of the year to play at Huddersfield. They’re very consistent, they have good players with plenty of strength in depth whilst being very well coached with Ian Watson. There’s a lot to admire about Huddersfield, it’ll take the best of us at the weekend, no doubt.
“They’ve got a lot of resource. I feel like they’re a team that have to be in the mix now. They’ve got the coach they want and the squad they want, so I think they’re in that group of clubs that have to compete, including ourselves.”
Read the full Peet Preview HERE.
Here’s all the info you need if you’re joining us in Huddersfield.
Wigan Warriors fans are advised that they can purchase tickets for the Magic Rock Brewing Stand up until kick-off. There is no pay on the turnstile option available, with away supporters still able to purchase a ticket at the ticket office, but large queues are expected. Buying on the day will see a £4 increase on the prices of every ticket.
Online sales for tickets are closed from 4pm on Thursday 16th March, with the cut off for in-store purchasing being 12pm on Friday 17th March.
- Adult – £21
- Over 65’s – £16
- Junior (Under 17) – £6
- Junior swap (Season Ticket holder) – £5
- Under 5’s – FREE
Huddersfield Giants, The John Smith’s Stadium, Stadium Way, Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG
From the West-Leave the M62 at Junction 23/24 and follow the signs into Huddersfield. Pick up signs for The John Smith’s Stadium. From the East-Leave the M62 at Junction 25. Follow the signs for Huddersfield and then pick up the signposts for the John Smith’s Stadium.
From the South-Leave the M1 at Junction 38 and follow the A637/A642 to Huddersfield. At the ring road follow signs for the A62 at the John Smith’s Stadium.
You can read more detailed directions HERE.
Parking: John Smith’s Stadium
Car parking is available at the Stadium in the St Andrews Road Car Park for £5. Please note that spaces are subject to availability. There are also unofficial car parks in close proximity to the ground, although local retail park spaces should not be used as they operate clamping systems. Disabled Car Parking must be pre-booked.
Read more on gameday information at the John Smith’s Stadium HERE.
For the first time this season, Wigan Warriors will play in their charity alternate third kit, in partnership with Nordoff and Robbins. Not got yours? Join the pack and get your very own replica third shirt by visiting HERE.
The appointed referee for Friday’s game is Jack Smith, who last refereed the Warriors in a 32-6 Super League victory of Warrington at the DW Stadium back in August.
How to Follow
Listen to free audio commentary of Huddersfield Giants vs Wigan Warriors from 7:35pm. Head to our Mixlr page by clicking HERE. Alternatively, you can simply use the pop out player below:
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.