Match Preview: St Helens (H)

IN ASSOCIATION WITH DAVANTI TYRES, HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW AHEAD OF our betfred super league round 17 derby AGAINST St Helens.

The Warriors take on St Helens in a double-header showdown alongside our Women’s team on Friday night at The Brick Community Stadium.

Squad News

Matt Peet has made two changes to his 21-player squad as Jacob Douglas and Taylor Kerr replace Brad O’Neill and Mike Cooper.

Wigan squad for St Helens:

Opposition

St Helens head coach Paul Wellens has selected his 21-player squad to face the Warriors.

Previous Meetings

The Warriors have won the last two derbies against St Helens on home soil.

Last 10 meetings:

  • St Helens 12, Wigan 4 (SLR6, 29/3/24)
  • St Helens 34, Wigan 16 (SLR15, 9/6/23)
  • Wigan 14, St Helens 6 (SLR8, 7/4/23)
  • Wigan 30, St Helens 10 (SLR25, 26/8/22)
  • St Helens 20, Wigan 18 (SLR18, 9/7/22) (at St James’ Park, Newcastle)
  • St Helens 18, Wigan 20 (CCSF, 7/5/22) (at Elland Road, Leeds)
  • St Helens 22, Wigan 4 (SLR8, 15/4/22)
  • Wigan 2, St Helens 26 (SLR20, 20/8/21)
  • St Helens 24, Wigan 6 (SLR13, 4/7/21)
  • St Helens 8, Wigan 4 (SLGF, 27/11/20) (at KCOM Stadium, Hull)

Super League summary:

  • Wigan wins: 40
  • St Helens wins: 48
  • Draws: 4
Coaches Quotes

Matt Peet shared his excitement ahead of the derby at a joint press conference alongside Paul Wellens at The Brick Community Stadium.

The Warriors head coach said: “The fans bring the atmosphere and the players generally respond. It will be a great atmosphere as two proud teams will go at it which is everything you want.”

Read Peet’s quotes in full HERE.

Tickets

Tickets for the derby remain available to purchase online HERE, over the phone on 01942 311111, or in person from The Brick Community Stadium Ticket Office. Tickets will permit entry to the Women’s clash against St Helens Women’s which kicks off at 5:30pm inside the stadium.

Full ticketing information can be found HERE.

Please read our mobile and digital ticketing FAQs HERE ahead of entry to The Brick Community Stadium.

Fan Village

Our Robin Park Arena Fan Village is the perfect place to soak up all the pre-match atmosphere from 6pm on Friday evening with live music from James Ball and two on-site bars in operation.

Supporters will be able to collect the next three of our exclusive Wigan Warriors player cards from inside the Fan Village. Please note that a maximum of one player card will be distributed per person, with cards located on all bars inside the Fan Village as well as our Robin Park Arena Club Store.

There are plenty of ways to shop on Friday evening! Our Robin Park Arena Club Store will be open from 10am right up until kick off, before reopening post-match. In addition, our East Stand Express Store – open 6:30pm – is the perfect place to pick-up any merchandise ahead of kick off!

The Brick Community Stadium turnstiles will be open from 5pm as BBC Radio Manchester’s Anna Jameson builds up the Women’s derby.

Please note that the Fan Village will be closed post-match but the Club Store will open as normal after the final whistle.

Kit Check

The Warriors will play in their traditional Cherry & White home kit against St Helens.

Not got yours? All our 2024 Kappa match and training wear is available to purchase in-store and online HERE.

Match Officials

Liam Moore has been selected as the referee to take charge, whilst Ben Thaler has been chosen 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 Main Event and Sky Sports Action from 7:55pm. Our Women’s clash will be shown live on Sky Sports Action from 5pm.

Listen Live

Listen to free audio commentary of Wigan Warriors Women v St Helens Women from 5:25pm before free audio commentary of Wigan Warriors Men v St Helens Men from 7:50pm 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 (www.wiganwarriors.com) – post-match reaction including match report, and head coach and players reaction.
Thursday 11 July 2024