Match Preview: Leigh (A)

In association with Davanti Tyres, here is everything you need to know ahead of Friday’s Betfred Super League Round 27 clash against Leigh Leopards.

The Warriors will be aiming to win a ninth Super League game on the bounce in the hope of confirming a home semi-final as well as lifting the League Leaders’ Shield.

Squad News

Matt Peet has selected an unchanged 21-man squad to what was named ahead of the Warriors’ victory over Castleford Tigers last time out.

Wigan squad for Leigh:


Leigh Leopards have also named an unchanged 21-player squad ahead of the clash.

Previous Meetings

The Warriors have won both meetings against the Leopards so far this season, with the latest coming at the DW Stadium in July.

Last ten meetings:

  • Wigan 44, Leigh 18 (SLR20, 29/7/23)
  • Leigh 6, Wigan 34 (SLR7, 30/3/23)
  • Wigan 50, Leigh 6 (SLR17, 1/8/21)
  • Leigh 16, Wigan 30 (SLR6, 17/5/21)
  • Leigh 18, Wigan 20 (SLR1, 26/3/21) (at Emerald Headingley, Leeds)
  • Leigh 50, Wigan 34 (SLR18, 8/6/17)
  • Wigan 20, Leigh 0 (SLR3, 3/3/17)
  • Wigan 60, Leigh 10 (CCR4, 19/4/13)
  • Leigh 22, Wigan 30 (SLR19, 1/7/05) (at Hilton Park)
  • Wigan 62, Leigh 6 (SLR6, 18/3/05)

Super League Summary:

  • Leigh wins: 1
  • Wigan wins: 8

Coach Quotes

Matt Peet told the press it will be ‘business as usual’ for the Warriors as his side prepare to face the Leopards on Friday night.

Peet: “We’ve put ourselves in such a great position and now have to take that opportunity. I don’t need to tell the players the importance as they’ll know that finishing top is fantastic, but that it’s a step on the way to what we want.”

Read the full preview with Matt Peet online HERE as well as a Shock Doctor injury update HERE.


Wigan Warriors’ allocation of match tickets in the South and East Stands at Leigh Sports Village are now sold out. Please do not travel to Leigh Sports Village without a ticket on Friday night, as there will no tickets available to purchase from the stadium.

Kit Check

Wigan Warriors will play in their away kit on Friday night.

Limited stocks of our 2023 replica kits remain in-store at Robin Park Arena and online HERE.

Match Officials

The man in the middle for Friday night’s fixture will be Liam Moore while Marcus Griffiths will be the Video Referee.

Photo: Allan McKenzie/

How to Follow

Listen Live

Listen to free audio commentary of Leigh Leopards v Wigan Warriors from 7:45pm. 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.
Thursday 21 September 2023