Match Preview: Catalans (H)


The Warriors will be looking to make an immediate return to winning ways when they host Catalans Dragons in a repeat of the Betfred Super League Grand Final at the DW Stadium.

Squad News

Matt Peet has made two changes to the 21-player squad he named last time out as Mike Cooper and Tiaki Chan are replaced by Liam Byrne and Sam Walters.

Wigan squad for Catalans:


Catalans head coach Steve McNamara has selected his 21-player squad for the trip to the DW Stadium.

Previous Meetings

The Warriors have won their last two Super League matches against the Dragons whilst only conceding just two points across the matches.

Last 10 meetings:

  • Catalans Dragons 2, Wigan 10 (SLGF, 14/10/23) (at Old Trafford, Manchester)
  • Catalans Dragons 0, Wigan 34 (SLR23, 26/8/23)
  • Catalans Dragons 46, Wigan 22 (SLR14, 3/6/23) (at St James’ Park, Newcastle)
  • Wigan 10, Catalans Dragons 18 (SLR4, 9/3/23)
  • Wigan 48, Catalans Dragons 4 (SLR27, 2/9/22)
  • Catalans Dragons 28, Wigan 0 (SLR5, 12/3/22)
  • Wigan 12, Catalans Dragons 8 (SLR25, 17/9/21)
  • Catalans Dragons 48, Wigan 0 (SLR8, 29/5/21)
  • Catalans Dragons 12, Wigan 28 (SLR12, 12/9/20)
  • Wigan 46, Catalans Dragons 12 (SLR28, 6/9/19)

Super League summary:

  • Wigan wins: 32
  • Catalans wins: 13
  • Draws: 1
Coaches Quotes

Matt Peet spoke to the press on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the Super League meeting.

The Warriors head coach said:  “We’re not proud of that performance [against Hull KR] and we want to improve, but sometimes it’s the ones that hurt that you learn the most from. That’s what I’d like to see some sign of this week.”

Read Peet’s quotes in full HERE.


Tickets remain available to purchase online HERE, over the phone on 01942 311111, or in person from the DW Stadium Ticket Office until kick off. Full ticketing information can be found HERE.

Please read our mobile and digital ticketing FAQs HERE ahead of entry to the DW Stadium.

Fan Village

Our Fan Village will be open from 6pm on Thursday evening to soak up all the pre-match atmosphere inside Robin Park Arena, which includes live music from former X Factor contestant Stephanie Woods as well as two on-site bars and outdoor food vendors.

Supporters will be able to collect the next three of our exclusive Wigan Warriors player cards from inside the Fan Village. Please note that a maximum of one player card will be distributed per person, with cards located on all bars inside the Fan Village as well as our Robin Park Arena Club Store.

Between 6-7pm, all children are invited to take part in our Community Foundation led activities, which includes our try scoring inflatable, wheelchair rugby, and our Davanti Tyres passing challenge. Participants are asked to meet at the red Community Foundation gazebo on the running track.

There are plenty of ways to shop on Thursday evening ahead of kick off! Our Robin Park Arena Club Store will be open from 10am right up until kick off, before reopening post-match. In addition, our East Stand Express Store – open 6:30pm – is the perfect place to pick-up any merchandise ahead of kick off!

Full matchday information can be found HERE.

Kit Check

The Warriors will return to playing in their traditional Cherry & White home kit for Thursday’s fixture.

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

Match Officials

Jack Smith has been selected as the referee in charge, whilst James Vella has been named 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 Arena from 7:30pm.

Listen Live

Listen to free audio commentary of Wigan Warriors v Catalans Dragons from 7:50pm 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.
Wednesday 01 May 2024