Match Preview: Hull KR (semi-final)

IN ASSOCIATION WITH DAVANTI TYRES, here is everything you need to know ahead of our betfred challenge cup semi-final tie against hull kr.

The Warriors will be aiming to reach a first Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium since 2017 when they take on Hull KR at Doncaster’s Eco-Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Squad News

Matt Peet has made one change to his 21-player squad ahead of the clash as Ryan Hampshire replaces Liam Byrne who misses out due to suspension.

Wigan squad:


Hull KR head coach Willie Peters has named his 21-player squad for the tie.

Previous Meetings

Previous Challenge Cup meetings:

  • 2023 (Semi-Final) Hull KR 11 Wigan 10 (aet) (at Headingley, Leeds)
  • 2018 (Round 6) Hull KR 10 Wigan 28
  • 2015 (Round 6) Wigan 12 Hull KR 16 (at Leigh Sports Village)
  • 2013 (Round 5) Hull KR 14 Wigan 46
  • 1990 (Round 1) Hull KR 4 Wigan 6
  • 1985 (Semi-Final) Hull KR 11 Wigan 18 (at Elland Road, Leeds)
  • 1980 (Round 1) Wigan 13 Hull KR 18
  • 1970 (Semi-Final) Hull KR 8 Wigan 19 (at Headingley, Leeds)
  • 1963 (Semi-Final) Hull KR 4 Wigan 18 (at Headingley, Leeds)
  • 1953 (Quarter Final) Wigan 25 Hull KR 6
Supporter Information
  • Turnstiles will open at 10:15am prior to the Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup semi-final clash between York Valkyrie and St Helens. The Eco-Power Stadium Ticket Office will be open from 9am on Saturday for any pre-purchased matchday collections.
  • The Eco-Power Stadium has 1,000 car park spaces available to purchase via Your Parking Space online HERE or via the Your Parking Space app. There are a limited number of disabled parking places – priced at £10 – which are available to book by calling 01302 762576 and selecting Option 1.
  • Whilst the Eco-Power Stadium does not have a limit on bag sizes, all bags will be searched upon arrival at the turnstiles. Supporters are allowed to enter the stadium with small flags on plastic poles, however, entry with metal poles is forbidden. Larger flags are permitted inside the stadium, however, supporters should bring the correct fire safety certification along with the flag.
  • Food and beverage concessions will be open throughout the full stadium and alcohol will be allowed to be consumed in stadium seats. Supporters will not be allowed to bring their own food or drink into the stadium. Please note that the Eco-Power Stadium is a cashless venue, with payment accepted via card or smartphone only.
  • Please note that smoking and vaping is not permitted throughout the stadium and that the use of flares or any pyrotechnic devices on matchday is strictly forbidden at all times.
  • Audio headsets for visually impaired supporters are available to loan from the Eco-Power Stadium Ticket Office on matchday. A £10 deposit is required upon collection, however, this is returned once the headset has been handed back to the Ticket Office.
Kit Check

Wigan Warriors will play in their away kit at the Eco-Power 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 semi-final tie will be Chris Kendall whilst Jack Smith has been selected as the Video Referee.

How to Follow

Watch Live

Supporters can watch the match live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer or via the BBC Sport website from 1:15pm.

Listen Live

Listen to free audio commentary of Hull KR v Wigan Warriors from 1:25pm 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 17 May 2024