Match Preview: Catalans (A)

In association with Davanti Tyres, here is everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s Betfred Super League Round 23 clash against Catalans Dragons.

Wigan travel to France this weekend aiming to close the gap to the Dragons who lead the way at the top of the Super League table.

Squad News

Matt Peet has made one change to his squad ahead of the trip as Kaide Ellis returns to the squad following a one-match suspension, replacing Iain Thornley.

Wigan squad for Catalans:

Opposition

Catalans have also made one change to their squad for the fixture as Siua Taukeiaho returns from injury to replace Matthieu Laguerre.

Previous Meetings

Last Ten:

  • Catalans Dragons 46, Wigan 22 (SLR14, 3/6/23) (at St James’ Park, Newcastle)
  • Wigan 10, Catalans Dragons 18 (SLR4, 9/3/23)
  • Wigan 48, Catalans Dragons 4 (SLR27, 2/9/22)
  • Catalans Dragons 28, Wigan 0 (SLR5, 12/3/22)
  • Wigan 12, Catalans Dragons 8 (SLR25, 17/9/21)
  • Catalans Dragons 48, Wigan 0 (SLR8, 29/5/21)
  • Catalans Dragons 12, Wigan 28 (SLR12, 12/9/20)
  • Wigan 46, Catalans Dragons 12 (SLR28, 6/9/19)
  • Catalans Dragons 33, Wigan 16 (SLR15, 18/5/19) (at Camp Nou, Barcelona)
  • Wigan 42, Catalans Dragons 0 (SLR8, 31/3/19)

Super League Summary:

  • Catalans wins: 13
  • Wigan wins: 30
  • Draws: 1

Coach Quotes

Matt Peet spoke to the press on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the clash with the Dragons in Perpignan.

Peet said: “It’s a great test for us – at the right time – as we’ll find out exactly where we are in relation to them. The most important thing is that we are going over to challenge the leading team in the competition, and we’ll be looking to put our stamp on the game.”

Read the full preview with Matt Peet HERE.

Tickets

Please note that tickets are now off-sale via Wigan Warriors, however, supporters can still purchase tickets for the match directly through Catalans Dragons online HERE.

Tickets can also be purchased from the Stade Gilbert Brutus Ticket Office on game day – subject to availability – though supporters travelling to Perpignan are encouraged to buy in advance with a large crowd expected.

The Stade Gilbert Brutus Ticket Office is located at the front of the Puig-Aubert Stand, and it will open two hours before kick off [5pm CET].

Stade Gilbert Brutus

The turnstiles at the Stade Gilbert Brutus will open two hours before kick off, and supporters are advised to arrive at the stadium in advance to avoid queues.

There will be plenty of activities to take part in around the stadium, and inside the ground there will be numerous bars and snack vendors serving food and drink. Supporters can use credit cards to purchase items, or alternatively cash can be used to buy tokens.

Supporters with a valid match ticket can travel for FREE throughout the city using buses from CTPM Company. Fans can take advantage of this offer by taking the bus from any stop in the town centre, and the routes which pass the Gilbert Brutus Stadium are 4 – 12 – 13 – 14.

For more travel information click HERE.

Kit Check

Wigan will be playing in their third away kit on Saturday evening.

Photo: Bernard Platt

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 Saturday’s clash is Liam Moore.

Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

How to Follow

The match has been selected as one of the television picks for Round 23, which means supporters will be able to watch the clash live on Sky Sports Action from 5:55pm.

Social Media

As an alternative to following the game, Wigan fans can keep up-to-date with every piece of action via our social media channels and website:

  • X [Formerly Twitter] (@WiganWarriorsRL) – live game updates and reaction after 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, head coach and player reaction.
Thursday 24 August 2023