Match Preview: St Helens (A)

In association with Davanti Tyres, here is everything you need to know ahead of our Betfred Super League Rivals Round clash against St Helens.

The Warriors make the short trip over Billinge Hill on Good Friday to face St Helens in the latest Derby fixture at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Squad News

Matt Peet has made one change to the 21-player squad he named for Wigan’s win over Sheffield Eagles in the Betfred Challenge Cup last time out, as Tom Forber is replaced by Jai Field who is back in contention after missing the cup tie with a slight knock.

Wigan squad for St Helens:


St Helens head coach Paul Wellens has selected his 21-player squad for the Derby.

Previous Meetings

The Warriors will be aiming to continue their perfect start to the 2024 season with a first win at the Totally Wicked Stadium since October 2020.

Last 10 meetings:

  • St Helens 34, Wigan 16 (SLR15, 9/6/23)
  • Wigan 14, St Helens 6 (SLR8, 7/4/23)
  • Wigan 30, St Helens 10 (SLR25, 26/8/22)
  • St Helens 20, Wigan 18 (SLR18, 9/7/22) (at St James’ Park, Newcastle)
  • St Helens 18, Wigan 20 (CCSF, 7/5/22) (at Elland Road, Leeds)
  • St Helens 22, Wigan 4 (SLR8, 15/4/22)
  • Wigan 2, St Helens 26 (SLR20, 20/8/21)
  • St Helens 24, Wigan 6 (SLR13, 4/7/21)
  • St Helens 8, Wigan 4 (SLGF, 27/11/20) (at KCOM Stadium, Hull)
  • St Helens 6, Wigan 18 (SLR19, 30/10/20)

Super League summary:

  • St Helens wins: 47
  • Wigan wins: 40
  • Draws: 4
Coaches Quotes
Photo: Bernard Platt

Matt Peet spoke to the media on Monday afternoon ahead of the clash at a joint press conference at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Peet said: “You can’t shy away from the emotional side, but it won’t win you the game which means you’ve got to get the rugby side right too.”

Read Peet’s pre-match quotes in full HERE.


Please note that tickets for the clash are sold out, and none will be available to purchase on the day from the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Official Club travel coaches depart Robin Park Arena at 12:30pm, and coach tickets remain available to purchase HERE.

Coach ticket prices:

  • Members/Concessions – £11
  • All others – £12.50
Car Parking

All council-run car parks will be free to use in St Helens on Good Friday. More details can be found HERE.

Pre-match Activities

Live music will take place inside the Totally Wicked Stadium from 2pm starting with a DJ set which will lead into the warm-ups, before a local artist will perform close to kick off.

Please note that the players will enter the pitch to a pyro and flame display ahead of kick off.

Kit Check
Photo: Olly Hassell/

The Warriors will play in their charity third shirt for the second time on Friday afternoon – more information on the kit is available HERE.

Not got yours? All our 2024 Kappa match and training wear is available to purchase in-store and online HERE.

Match Officials

The referee in charge of the Derby will be Chris Kendall, whilst Ben Thaler has been selected as the video referee.

How to Follow

Watch Live

Supporters can watch the match live on Super League + with individual game passes available to purchase now for £6.99 HERE. Game passes will increase to £9.99 on gameday, with monthly and annual passes also available.

The clash will also be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action from 2:45pm.

Listen Live

Listen to free audio commentary of St Helens v Wigan Warriors from 2:50pm via our Mixlr page 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:

  • X (@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 28 March 2024