Reserves Match Preview: Huddersfield Giants

In association with Davanti Tyres, here is everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s Reserves fRIENDLY against Huddersfield Giants at wigan rugby union club.

The Reserves friendly against the Giants was originally scheduled to be played at Huddersfield Laund Hill, however, it will now take place at Wigan Rugby Union Club (12pm K.O.).

Squad News

The Warriors have named a 21-man squad to take on Huddersfield which consists of First Team, Reserves and Academy players.

Mike Cooper is set to feature for the first time since suffering an ACL injury on Good Friday, whilst Abbas Miski is expected play his first pre-season minutes after undergoing a clean-up of his knee during the off-season.

Wigan squad for Huddersfield:

Pre-match quotes

Speaking ahead of the Reserves friendly, Warriors Head of Youth, Shane Eccles said: “With a week to go before the Super League campaign starts, it’s a good opportunity for players to get game time in preparation for the season. We have selected a mixed squad with some players who have a lot of First Team experience, and younger players who are pushing for their chance.

“It also provides a great learning opportunity for the young players to see the behaviours of the experienced players which will prepare them for their future in the game. Both Clubs have named strong squads which should make for a great game.”

Photo: Steve Fylnn

Tiaki Chan, who has featured all three of the Warriors’ pre-season friendlies, has also spoken ahead of Saturday’s clash.

He said: “I’m excited to put everything together. My focus over the last few months has been to progress as a player, and as a professional on and off the field. It’s all coming along but it’s a process that takes time.”


Supporters are welcome to attend, with entry to the game will cost £2 which can be paid on arrival.

Social Media

Wigan fans can follow every piece of the action via our social media channels and website.

Friday 09 February 2024