Match Preview: Castleford (CCQF)

IN ASSOCIATION WITH DAVANTI TYRES, HERE IS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW AHEAD OF OUR Betfred Challenge Cup quarter-final tie against Castleford Tigers.

The Warriors travel to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle for the second time this season on Sunday afternoon to take on Castleford Tigers for a place in the last four of the competition.

Squad News

Matt Peet has selected his 21-player squad for the Challenge Cup tie which includes a return for Tyler Dupree.

Wigan squad for Castleford:


Castleford head coach Craig Lingard has named a 19-player squad ahead of the knockout clash.

Previous Meetings

Last 10 Challenge Cup meetings:

  • Wigan 26, Castleford 12, Quarter-Final, 2016
  • Wigan 4, Castleford 16, Quarter-Final, 2014
  • Castleford 10, Wigan 20, Semi-Final, 2002 (at Headingley, Leeds)
  • Castleford 6, Wigan 20, Semi-Final, 1994 (at Headingley, Leeds)
  • Castleford 12, Wigan 28, Final, 1992 (at Wembley Stadium)
  • Castleford 4, Wigan 28, Round 1, 1991
  • Wigan 2, Castleford 10, Quarter-Final, 1986
  • Wigan 7, Castleford 17, Round 1, 1983
  • Castleford 7, Wigan 2, Final, 1970 (at Wembley Stadium)
  • Castleford 12, Wigan 8, Round 2, 1969

Challenge Cup summary:

  • Castleford wins: 7
  • Wigan wins: 9
  • Draws: 1
Coaches Quotes
Photo: Allan McKenzie/

Matt Peet spoke to the press at Robin Park Arena on Thursday afternoon.

Peet: “I think our whole history revolves around this competition. The opportunity to make some more memories for this group and for our supporters is a huge incentive.”

On Castleford, Peet added: “Everyone knows Castleford away is one of those grounds and one of those fixtures that has the potential to upset any team. The fact is their last performance was a strong one, a win, and it’s knock-out for them as well – we’ve got to concentrate.” 

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


Sunday’s cup tie will not be shown or streamed live – the only way to watch the clash is from inside the Mend-A-Hose Jungle. Tickets for Sunday’s tie are still available to purchase online HERE.

Tickets will be available to buy on the day at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, however, a price increase will occur. Please note anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Disabled supporters

All disabled supporters are charged at their concessionary rate and a companion comes free.

Please note that wheelchair spaces are extremely limited inside the Mend-A-Hose Jungle and that a photocopy of a proof of disability is required unless registered disabled with the Club. There is also a limited amount of disabled parking available – subject to availability – which can be booked directly with Castleford by emailing

Supporters are advised that the wheelchair area is situated in the lower part of the main stand and that the view could be restricted.

Full ticket information is available HERE.

Kit Check

The Warriors will play in their away kit in West Yorkshire on Sunday afternoon.

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 will be Liam Moore.

How to Follow

Listen Live

Listen to free audio commentary of Castleford Tigers 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.
Friday 12 April 2024