Match Preview: Semi-Final

In association with Davanti Tyres, here is everything you need to know ahead of Sunday’s Challenge Cup semi-final clash against Hull KR at Headingley Stadium.

The Warriors will be aiming to take one step closer to retaining the Challenge Cup this weekend, when they face Hull KR in their 50th semi-final in the competition.

Squad News

Matt Peet has made one change to his 21-man squad for Sunday as Willie Isa is named for the first time since he sustained a hamstring injury against Leeds Rhinos in Round 12 as Iain Thornley drops out.

Wigan squad for Hull KR:


Hull KR have also named their 21-player squad for the tie:

Previous Meetings

Last Ten:

  • Hull KR 22, Wigan 26 (aet) (SLR13, 25/5/23)
  • Hull KR 27, Wigan 18 (SLR1, 18/2/23)
  • Hull KR 38, Wigan 28 (SLR26, 29/8/22)
  • Wigan 46, Hull KR 4 (SLR21, 28/7/22)
  • Hull KR 10, Wigan 24 (SLR1, 11/2/22)
  • Hull KR 26, Wigan 14 (SLR19, 13/8/21)
  • Wigan 8, Hull KR 18 (SLR10, 18/6/21)
  • Hull KR 34, Wigan 18 (SLR11, 3/9/20) (at Emerald Headingley, Leeds)
  • Wigan 30, Hull KR 16 (SLR6, 8/3/20)
  • Wigan 36, Hull KR 18 (SLR25, 9/8/19)

Last Five in Challenge Cup:

  • 2018 (Round 6) Hull KR 10 Wigan 28
  • 2015 (Round 6) Wigan 12 Hull KR 16 (at Leigh Sports Village)
  • 2013 (Round 5) Hull KR 14 Wigan 46
  • 1990 (Round 1) Hull KR 4 Wigan 6
  • 1985 (Semi-Final) Hull KR 11 Wigan 18 (at Elland Road, Leeds)

Coach Quotes

Photo: Allan McKenzie/

Speaking to the press at Headingley Stadium on Tuesday morning, Matt Peet said: “Even if we hadn’t won the competition last year, we would still want it just as much.

“We are Wigan which means you must aspire to be in these big games. The competition means so much to everyone at the club, it’s our story and it’s one we must build on.”

Read the full preview from Matt Peet HERE.


Match tickets are available to buy online HERE and in-Store at Robin Park Arena (open Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm). Tickets will permit entry to Wigan Warriors Women’s Challenge Cup semi-final clash with Leeds Rhinos, which kicks off at 2:15pm.

Tickets will be taken off sale online and in-store at 4pm on Friday 21 July. All tickets bought online will be posted out and there is no delivery charge when purchasing. Supporters can also purchase tickets on the day from the ticket office at Headingley Stadium. Please note that tickets purchased online after 4pm on Tuesday 18 July will need to be collected from the Robin Park Arena Club store.

Ticket Prices

Ticket prices for the game are as follows, and includes entry to both the Women’s and Men’s Semi Finals:

Category 1 (North Stand Block C)

  • Adults – £40

Category 2 (North Stand Blocks A & B)

  • Adults – £30
  • Concessions – £22.50
  • Juniors – £15

Category 3 (Western Terrace)

  • Adults – £20
  • Concessions – £15
  • Juniors – £10

Headingley Stadium Plan:

Disabled Supporters

Disabled supporters are encouraged to contact the RFL directly on 0844 856 1113.

Any supporters that require disabled parking, can arrange this directly via Headingley by emailing along with a picture of their blue badge. Parking will be issued out on a first come first served basis.

Official Club Travel

Official Club Travel is available for this game run by Tyrers Coaches, which will depart from Robin Park Arena on Sunday 23 July at 11:30am.

There are a limited number of coach tickets still available, which can be purchased from our Robin Park Arena Store until 12pm on Saturday 22 July.

Coach ticket prices:

  • Members/Concessions – £15.50
  • All others – £17

Away Fan Guide

Car Parking

There is no parking available at the stadium and all parking is on street.

Please remember, Headingley Stadium is situated in a residential area and we ask that you ensure you respect neighbours when arriving and departing the stadium for matches.

Please ensure if you are parking your vehicle in the surrounding streets that you do it sensibly, you dispose of any waste responsibly, and finally, remain on public highways and keep noise levels to a minimum.

Searches and bag policy

Supporters are advised that Headingley Stadium operate a search and bag policy. Entry to the stadium may take longer and as a result it is likely that queues may occur, however, the stadium will do all they can to keep things moving. Supporters are requested not to bring bags to the stadium, to avoid these search processes.

Small bags (no larger than an A4 piece of paper) will be allowed on match day. These will be subject to searches at the turnstiles. Please do not bring anything larger than this as you will not be allowed to bring it in. If you require a larger bag for medication purposes, please contact in advance of match day.

Finally, all bars and food concession units at Headingley Stadium are now ‘cashless‘ so please ensure you bring your credit / debit card OR you can pay using your smartphone.

Kit Check

Wigan will be playing in their away kit on Sunday afternoon.

Not got yours? Get your very own replica shirt, available in-store at Robin Park Arena and online HERE.

Match Officials

The man in the middle for Sunday’s tie is Liam Moore.

Photo: Allan McKenzie/

How to Follow

Listen Live

You can listen to free audio commentary of Wigan Warriors Women v Leeds Rhinos Women from 2pm, before Matt Peet’s side face Hull KR at 5pm. Head to our Mixlr page by clicking HERE. Alternatively, you can simply use the pop out player below:

WiganTV is on Mixlr

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.
Friday 21 July 2023