Match Preview: Huddersfield (A)


After returning to winning ways last time out, the Warriors travel to the John Smith’s Stadium this weekend to face Huddersfield Giants for the second time this season.

The game follows the Betfred Women’s Super League tie against Huddersfield Giants and Wigan Warriors at 12pm. Read the Women’s Match Preview HERE.

Squad news

Matt Peet has made one change to the 21-player squad he named against Catalans Dragons as Ryan Hampshire is replaced by Mike Cooper who returns after a failed HIA in Round 9.

Wigan squad:


Huddersfield Giants head coach Ian Watson will be without Super League’s top try scorer Adam Swift, who misses out with a minor injury.

Previous Meetings

The Warriors have won nine of their last 10 Super League matches against Huddersfield Giants, which includes a 30-16 win at the DW Stadium in Round 3.

Last 10 meetings:

  • Wigan 30, Huddersfield 16 (SLR3, 1/3/24)
  • Wigan 22, Huddersfield 6 (SLR17, 30/6/23)
  • Huddersfield 12, Wigan 14 (SLR5, 17/3/23)
  • Huddersfield 14, Wigan 16 (CCF, 28/5/22) (at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London)
  • Huddersfield 32, Wigan 22 (SLR12, 12/5/22)
  • Wigan 22, Huddersfield 12 (SLR3, 24/2/22)
  • Huddersfield 12, Wigan 14 (SLR9, 16/7/21)
  • Wigan 16, Huddersfield 12 (SLR14, 11/7/21)
  • Wigan 19, Huddersfield 6 (SLR20, 6/11/20) (at Emerald Headingley, Leeds)
  • Huddersfield 10, Wigan 42 (SLR5, 1/3/20)

Super League summary:

  • Huddersfield wins: 17
  • Wigan wins: 41
  • Draws: 2
Coaches Quotes

Matt Peet revealed to the press that is expecting to face a tough task at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Peet said: “Huddersfield are a good team who even in defeat have been very consistent. It’s going to be tough which means we’ll have to be good as Huddersfield will challenge us. They don’t give you much as they make you work and earn it.”

Read the full preview with Matt Peet online HERE.


Match tickets remain available to purchase on general sale from The Brick Community Stadium Ticket Office, over the phone on 01942 311 111, or online HERE.

Please note that supporters with a ticket for the Men’s game only will only be able to gain access to John Smith’s Stadium from 2pm.

Tickets to watch our Women’s team face Huddersfield Giants at the John Smith’s Stadium (12pm K.O.) will need to be obtained separately directly from Huddersfield Giants HERE.

Full ticket information can be found HERE.

Kit Check

Wigan Warriors will play in their away kit at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Get your 2024 Kappa replica kits in-store at Robin Park Arena and online HERE.

Match Officials

The man in the middle for Saturday’s fixture will be Aaron Moore, whilst Jack Smith 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 Arena from 2:55pm.

Listen Live

Listen to free audio commentary of Huddersfield Giants v Wigan Warriors from 2:50pm via our Mixlr page HERE. Free audio commentary of Huddersfield Giants Women v Wigan Warriors Women will also be available from 11:50am.

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 10 May 2024