Wheelchair Match Preview: Challenge Cup Final

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Wigan Warriors’ Wheelchair Betfred Challenge Cup Final clash against Catalans Dragons.

The Wheelchair Super League champions face Coup de France winners Catalans Dragons at EIS Sheffield on Saturday afternoon in a highly anticipated Betfred Wheelchair Challenge Cup Final.

The two sides recently faced off in the European Championship Final at Robin Park Leisure Centre, with Catalans claiming the European crown.

Squad News

Wheelchair Head Coach Chris Greenhalgh has named his squad for the clash, with Declan Roberts to captain the side.

Coach and Player Quotes

Speaking ahead of the fixture, Head Coach Chris Greenhalgh said: “As Wigan Warriors we are looking forward to an opportunity to again take on some of the best players in Wheelchair Rugby League. Having recently played them in the European Cup game, we are keen to face them again. 

“The fact it’s Wigan’s first Betfred Challenge Cup Final for the wheelchair team makes it that extra bit special, in particular with the Men’s team also playing in their final a week later. It’s shows we are clearly doing things in the right way as a club.”

He added: “Any opportunity to add silverware is precious and all of us, squad and staff, are looking forward to the challenge ahead.”

Jack Heggie also gave his thoughts ahead of the tie: “We’ve progressed as a team from pre-season to where we are now going into the Challenge Cup Final.”

Heggie added: “We’ve a tough run to the final – beating Halifax in the quarter-final and Leeds in the semi’s – and it doesn’t get any easier with facing Catalans. It’s a great achievement to be in the Final but it would be a bigger achievement if we were to win it.”

Watch the full interview with Jack Heggie on Wigan TV HERE.

Ticket Info

Tickets for the highly anticipated clash are available to purchase via The RFL HERE costing £11 per person. Accessible seats are also available and should be requested by emailing accessibility@rlcommercial.co.uk.

Kit Check

The Warriors will wear their traditional Cherry & White home kit on Saturday afternoon. Not got yours yet? Shop 2024 Kappa Kit HERE.

Watch Live

If you cannot attend the clash on Saturday afternoon, the fixture will be streamed live on BBC Sport Website.

Social Media

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

Thursday 30 May 2024