Women’s Match Preview: Salford

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Wigan Warriors Women’s final 2023 Betfred Challenge Cup group stage game against Salford Red Devils. The Warriors Women face the Red Devils at Robin Park Arena on Sunday 21st May (12pm K.O.).

Following on from their opening group stage wins away to Cardiff Demons (38-20) and Featherstone Rovers (10-12) the Warriors have already booked their spot in the next round of the Women’s Challenge Cup.

The final group game sees them face Salford Red Devils at Robin Park Arena, the Women’s first home game of 2023.

Squad News

Kris Ratcliffe has named his Women’s squad to face Salford on Sunday afternoon. Cailey Miller is named for the first time in 2023 following a lengthy injury:


This will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides, though Wigan and Salford have faced off in pre-season previously, including a 38-4 win for the Warriors in March of this year.

Pre-match Quotes

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s game, Wigan’s Jodie Morris said: “Going into this weekend, we can expect Salford to be ready and raring to go especially after the defeat for them during pre season. Salford will bring everything to the game and not leave anything on the field, they are a big, physical and agile side who when given time, perform very well. They will challenge us all over the field with everything they have but I’m sure our pack will be prepared for it.”

She added: “With it being the first home game of the season, the team are very excited – especially to perform in front of a home crowd and show them how much our pre season has paid off. Not only that, but to inspire the next generation, so this is a massive push and encouragement to perform and get the win for the girls.”

Read more from Jodie Morris HERE.

Ticket info

Spectators can join us at Robin Park Arena on Sunday. Entry is £5 Adults and £3 Concessions, please note that free entry for Season Ticket Holders is not applicable due to being a Challenge Cup fixture.

Our outside bar will be open on the day, with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available, please note it is card payments only.

Club Store

Supporters can visit our Robin Park Arena Club Store on Sunday morning, which will be open from 10am until kick-off. Browse the range ahead of your visit, by clicking HERE.

Watch Live & Match Highlights

You can watch Sunday’s match LIVE on Wigan TV from 12pm. The game will be streamed so you don’t miss a minute of the action, join Rob Croston alongside Ellie Costello for commentary.

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 19 May 2023