Match Preview: Betfred Challenge Cup Final


The Warriors return to Wembley Stadium on Saturday afternoon as Matt Peet’s side take on Warrington Wolves in the Betfred Challenge Cup Final.

Squad News

Matt Peet has selected his 21-player squad for the clash at Wembley Stadium.

Wigan squad for Challenge Cup Final:


Warrington head coach Sam Burgess has also chosen his 21-player squad to face the Warriors.

Previous Meetings

Wigan Warriors will face Warrington Wolves for only the second time in a Challenge Cup Final on Saturday afternoon having previously met in the 1990.

Wigan won 36-14 in front of 77,729 at Wembley Stadium as scrum half Andy Gregory was awarded the Lance Todd Trophy for his Player of the Match performance.

Previous Challenge Cup meetings:

  • 2023 (Quarter Final) Wigan 14 Warrington 12
  • 2019 (Round 6) Warrington 26 Wigan 24
  • 2018 (Quarter Final) Warrington 23 Wigan 0
  • 2017 (Quarter Final) Warrington 26 Wigan 27
  • 2011 (Quarter Final) Warrington 24 Wigan 44
  • 2009 (Semi-Final) Warrington 39 Wigan 26 (at Stobart Stadium, Widnes)
  • 2004 (Semi-Final) Warrington 18 Wigan 30 (at Halton Stadium, Widnes)
  • 1992 (Round 2) Wigan 14 Warrington 0
  • 1990 (FINAL) Warrington 14 Wigan 36 (at Wembley Stadium)
  • 1989 (Semi-Final) Warrington 6 Wigan 13 (at Maine Road, Manchester)
  • 1985 (Round 2) Warrington 14 Wigan 24
  • 1975 (Round 2) Wigan 17 Warrington 24
  • 1974 (Quarter Final) Wigan 6 Warrington 10
  • 1967 (Round 1, Replay) Wigan 20 Warrington 3
  • 1967 (Round 1) Warrington 19 Wigan 19
  • 1951 (Semi-Final) Warrington 2 Wigan 3 (at Station Road, Swinton)
  • 1948 (Quarter Final) Warrington 10 Wigan 13
  • 1936 (Quarter Final) Warrington 5 Wigan 2
  • 1933 (Quarter Final) Wigan 7 Warrington 9
  • 1931 (Round 1) Warrington 16 Wigan 12
  • 1930 (Quarter Final) Wigan 16 Warrington 5
  • 1911 (Round 2) Wigan 21 Warrington 2
  • 1905 (Quarter Final) Warrington 13 Wigan 0
  • 1904 (Round 2) Warrington 3 Wigan 0

Last 10 meetings:

  • Warrington 18, Wigan 19 (SLR13, 1/6/24)
  • Wigan 26, Warrington 12 (SLR19, 14/7/23)
  • Wigan 14, Warrington 12 (CCQF, 18/6/23)
  • Warrington 6, Wigan 13 (SLR9, 14/4/23)
  • Wigan 32, Warrington 6 (SLR22, 5/8/22)
  • Warrington 22, Wigan 40 (SLR11, 29/4/22)
  • Warrington 10, Wigan 6 (SLR23, 5/9/21)(at St James’ Park, Newcastle)
  • Warrington 21, Wigan 8 (SLR16, 28/7/21)
  • Wigan 14, Warrington 40 (SLR12, 30/6/21)
  • Warrington 14, Wigan 18 (SLR15, 9/10/20)(at Emerald Headingley, Leeds)
Coaches Quotes

Looking ahead to Saturday’s Betfred Challenge Cup Final against Warrington Wolves at Wembley, Peet said: “I’ll feel humbled and proud walking out at Wembley Stadium in front of Liam Farrell and the rest of the team. To be part of that history is very surreal for me but ultimately I want to do the Club proud and have the team prepared the best I can.”

Peet added: “Each Challenge Cup Final has its own story and our motivation is making this Club and the town proud. All our supporters whether they’re at Wembley or not deserve the best of us this weekend – that’s the most important thing.”

Read Peet’s quotes in full HERE.

Matchday Information

Coaches will depart Robin Park Arena on Saturday morning – please note that the Robin Park Arena will not be accessible with supporters able to park on Car Park 3 (via Stadium Way) until midnight when the car park closes.

Our Robin Park Arena Club Store will be open from 5:30am until approximately 6:30am on Saturday morning for any last minute purchases before leaving for the capital.

Please click HERE for a guide to Wembley Stadium, including a view from your seat, bag policies and more.

Please note that all unclaimed tickets must now be collected from the North Stand West Ticket Office at Wembley Stadium between 10:45am and kick off.

Supporters are reminded that the Betfred Challenge Cup Final will kick off at 3:07pm as Rugby League celebrates the life of Rob Burrow CBE – the former Leeds Rhinos, England and Great Britain scrum half who wore the number 7 jersey with such courage and distinction throughout his playing career.

Full supporter information is available HERE.

Kit Check

The Warriors will be playing in their traditional Cherry & White home kit for the Betfred Challenge Cup Final.

Not got yours? All our 2024 Kappa match and training wear, along with Challenge Cup Final merchandise is available to purchase in-store and online HERE.

Match Officials

The referee in charge of the clash will be Chris Kendall, whilst Liam Moore has been selected as the video referee.

How to Follow

Watch Live

You can watch Saturday’s Betfred Challenge Cup Final clash between Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport Website.

Listen Live

Listen to free audio commentary of Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors from 2:50pm 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.
Friday 07 June 2024