Women’s Match Preview: CCQF

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Wigan Warriors Women’s 2024 Betfred Challenge Cup Quarter-Final game against Cardiff Demons this Saturday.

The Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup enters the Quarter-Final stages this weekend as the Warriors host Cardiff Demons for a second week in a row (Saturday 13 April, 2pm K.O.). The home tie was sealed after a 44-4 win over the Demons in the final group game, seeing Wigan top Group 2.

Squad News

Denis Betts has named his 21-player squad ahead of Saturday’s fixture. Grace Banks and Lucy Johnson return to the squad in place of Eva Hunter and Emma Welsford.

Women’s squad to face Cardiff:


The game will be the third meeting between the two sides, with the Warriors having claimed a 38-20 victory over the Demons in South Wales in the Challenge Cup competition a year ago and a 44-4 victory over the Welsh outfit last weekend.

  • Wigan Wins: 2
  • Cardiff Wins: 0

Pre-match Quotes

Speaking to wiganwarriors.com ahead of the game, Head Coach Denis Betts said: “We know that Cardiff are a better side than they showed on Sunday. They do some good things and if it had been a dry day then it might have been a different game. I thought we handled the conditions better, we also didn’t have the travelling to contend with but I thought in the first half it was probably the best we’d been with the ball so far this season, even in the horrendous conditions.”

Anna Davies also spoke ahead of the game, the Centre said: “It is strange playing the same team just six-days later and how we approach that psychologically. There’s not too many things that you can change in six-days but we know they’ll be motivated after last week.

“We’re just thinking about remaining competitive, last week we showed what we can do and that has to be the standard now and we will look to better that this week. For us, the focus is on ourselves.”

Read Anna Davies preview in full HERE .

Ticket info

Saturday’s fixture will take place at Leigh Miners Rangers Academy (Sutton Park) Manchester Road, Leigh WN7 2LZ. Entry to the game is free.

Social Media

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

Friday 12 April 2024