Match Preview: Hull KR (Semi-Final)

In association with Davanti Tyres, here is everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s Betfred Super League play-off semi-final clash against Hull KR.

After lifting the League Leaders’ Shield following a win over Leigh Leopards in the final round of the regular season, the Warriors will be aiming to extend their winning run to nine matches and reach the Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford.

Squad News

Matt Peet has made one change to the 21-man squad which he named for the Warriors’ victory over Leigh Leopards last time out.

The only change sees Iain Thornley replaced by Willie Isa, who is named in the squad for the first time since July, and if selected, Isa will make his 200th Wigan appearance.

Wigan squad for Hull KR:


Hull KR have also named their 21-player squad for the clash.

Previous Meetings

The Warriors have faced Hull KR four times already in 2023, with each side winning two matches – Wigan were victorious in the most recent clash at the DW Stadium.

Last ten meetings:

  • Wigan 64, Hull KR 6 (SLR21, 4/8/23)
  • Hull KR 11, Wigan 10 (aet) (CCSF, 23/7/23) (at Headingley, Leeds)
  • 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)

Super League Summary:

  • Wigan wins: 26
  • Hull KR wins: 11
  • Draws: 1

Coach Quotes

Matt Peet spoke to the press on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the clash against the Robins.

Peet said: “You set off on your journey and one by one each team falls until there’s two in the Grand Final. We’re confident if we bring the best of us then we can be a match for anybody and we can’t wait for it.”

Read the full preview with Matt Peet HERE.


Tickets for the final match of 2023 at the DW Stadium are still available to buy online HERE or on Saturday from the DW Stadium Ticket Office, which will be open from 9am until kick off.

Tickets will be taken off sale from the DW Stadium Ticket Office at 12:15pm, and supporters are asked to arrive at the stadium in plenty of time to avoid congestion at the turnstiles.

Please note that season tickets are not valid for this fixture, and that a match ticket must be obtained.

How to buy

Tickets are on general sale HERE, over the phone on 01942 311111 or at the DW Stadium Ticket Office.

Season Ticket Holders can get a £5 discount on their ticket by contacting the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person or by calling the number above. Please note that the discount cannot be applied when purchasing tickets online.

If you are experiencing any problems with online purchasing, please contact the DW Stadium Ticket Office on 01942 311111. Please note that the DW Stadium Ticket Office does not accept contactless payments.

Ticket prices

Ticket prices for the game are the same as regular Super League games at the DW Stadium in 2023:

CategoryEast/West Full PriceEast/West Members and Season Ticket Holders Price
Young Adult 22-24£26£21
Youth 17-21£24£19
Junior Under 16£22£17
Under 2£0£0
CategorySouth/North Unreserved Full PriceSouth/North Unreserved Members and Season Ticket Holders Price
Young Adult 22-24£21£16
Youth 17-21£18£13
Junior Under 16£12£7
Under 2£0£0

Please note that supporters who have a free U8’s season ticket – and that doesn’t qualify for U2’s – will be able to get the members price on the junior tickets.

Robin Park Arena Fan Village

Photo: Bernard Platt

For the final time this season, our Fan Village will be open from 11am to soak up all the pre-match atmosphere with free entry for all with a valid match ticket! 

Inside the Fan Village supporters will be able to enjoy a live DJ set performance, and as usual our club store and pop-up store will both be open to pick up any merchandise ahead of the game, as well as two on-site bars serving refreshments.

Make sure to keep an eye out for any remaining player cards which will be available to pick up from our Robin Park Arena store, the pop-up store and on all the bars.

Our Community Foundation team will be running sessions with selected Community Clubs on the track at Robin Park Arena pre and post-match. Supporters are welcome to watch the activities pre-match from 10:30am-11:30am, which will include participants taking on the Davanti Passing Challenge.

Whelan’s Bar

Fans can also take advantage of some great pre and post-match offers over at Whelan’s Sports Bar at the DW Stadium, which is situated underneath the West Stand, close to the main reception.

Whelan’s Bar will be open from 10am, and pre-match supporters can enjoy 20% off all food and drink up until 11:15am. Supporters can also purchase Whelan’s breakfast pizza flatbreads ahead of the game.

Post-match, Whelan’s Bar will be offering a 3-for-2 deal on Madri, Coors, Rekorderlig & Atlantic IPA.

Golden Gamble and Matchday Programme

For just £1 per ticket (CASH ONLY), prizes include a Cash Prize, a Player’s Match worn shirt and plenty of fantastic vouchers, not forgetting the famous Jar of Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls.

Our ‘Warrior’ Matchday Programme will also be available from our sellers around the ground for £4, as well as being available to purchase in our Club Store at Robin Park Arena. You can also purchase our Matchday Programme digitally for just £3, available to buy 60 minutes before kick-off (11:45am) HERE.

Kit Check

Wigan Warriors will play in their Cherry and White home kit on Saturday afternoon.

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

Match Officials

Photo: Allan McKenzie/

The man in the middle for Saturday’s semi-final will be Liam Moore, whilst Ben Thaler has been selected as the video referee.

How to Follow

Listen Live

Listen to free audio commentary of Wigan Warriors v Hull KR from 12:30pm. 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 05 October 2023