Women’s Match preview: Huddersfield (A)


Wigan Warriors Women travel to the John Smith’s Stadium to face Huddersfield Giants in a double-header fixture this Saturday 11 May (12pm K.O.) for Round three of the Betfred Women’s Super League season. The Warriors will be looking to continue their winning ways after a round two win over Featherstone Rovers two weeks ago.

The Warriors Women will be first of two games at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon as the Warriors Men play at 3pm against the Giants. Read the Men’s Match Preview HERE.

Squad News

Head Coach Denis Betts has made six changes to the squad that faced Featherstone Rovers in Round 2. Victoria Molyneux and Sarah Bardsley return to the squad after returning to action in the Nines as new recruits Nirada Phonsaya and Gracie Bradshaw are also named in the 21.

Academy graduates Emma Welsford and Jenna Foubister also feature in Betts’ 21-player squad.


Huddersfield Squad

Lori Halloran has also named her 21-player squad for the fixture:


After facing off in Nines competition on Sunday afternoon – the Warriors and Giants will come head-to-head again this weekend. It will be the seventh meeting between the two sides, with Wigan having been victorious in all six previous meetings.

  • Wigan 26, Huddersfield 6 (SLG1-R9, 3/9/23)
  • Wigan 46, Huddersfield 10 (CCQF, 18/6/23)
  • Huddersfield 20, Wigan 30 (SL-G1, 28/5/23)
  • Wigan 42, Huddersfield 4 (SL-G1, 7/8/22)
  • Huddersfield 18, Wigan 30 (SL-G1, 5/6/22)
  • Huddersfield 10, Wigan 68 (SL, 30/5/21)

The Warriors come into the fixture second in the Betfred Women’s Super League table after wins in the opening two games over Barrow Raiders and Featherstone Rovers. Huddersfield Giants currently sit bottom of the table as they await their first League victory in 2024.

Coach Quotes

Denis Betts spoke to wiganwarriors.com ahead of the R3 fixture at the John Smith’s Stadium: “It’s been a good a good start to the season. We’ve been finding our feet but putting points on the board at the start of the season, especially with the first game being at the Stadium was fantastic for the girls.

“We’ve found a little bit of rhythm and it’s now about keeping the team consistent and coming up to this weekend it’s about facing our first big challenge away from home.”

Read the full preview with the Women’s Head Coach HERE.

Kit Check

Our Warriors Women will wear the blue away kit for Saturday’s fixture. Not got yours yet? Shop 2024 Kappa Kit HERE.

Match info

Saturday’s Women’s fixture takes place at the John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield (12pm K.O.) prior to the Men’s fixture (3pm K.O.)

Tickets for Saturday’s Women’s fixture are NOT included in your match ticket for the Men’s fixture. A separate ticket must be obtained and at full time of the Women’s game you must exit the stadium and re-enter.

Ticket Prices:

Season Ticket Holders (A valid 2024 Wigan Warriors Season Access Card or Email Confirmation must be shown. Tickets MUST be purchased at the John Smith’s Stadium Ticket office on the day):

  • Adults – £6
  • U17s – £2
  • U5s FREE

Non-Season Ticket Holders (Tickets can be purchased online via Huddersfield Giants HERE or on the day at the John Smith’s Stadium Ticket Office):

  • Adults £15
  • U17s – £5
  • U5s FREE

Listen Live

You can listen to Saturday’s Women’s fixture live with Joe Mills and Andrew Rimmer (Bilko) from 11:50am. The commentary will then continue for the Men’s fixture from 2:50pm!

Head to our Mixlr page by clicking HERE. Alternatively, you can simply use the pop out player below:

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Social Media

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

Friday 10 May 2024