Women’s Match Preview: St Helens (H)

HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW AHEAD OF WIGAN WARRIORS Round 8 clash against St Helens at the Brick Community Stadium on Friday 12 july (5:30PM K.O.)

Wigan Warriors Women welcome St Helens Women to The Brick Community Stadium this Friday night, in the opening game of our Derby Double-Header!

The Warriors and Saints will go head-to-head for the second time this season after meeting at The Totally Wicked Stadium back in May.

Squad News

Head Coach Denis Betts his 21-player squad for the Derby with Sinead Doria and Molly Jones coming into the squad for Emma Knowles and Abbie Singleton.


St Helens Squad

Matty Smith has also named his 21-player squad for the fixture, which is unchanged from their win over Leeds Rhinos last weekend:


The Warriors and St Helens will meet for the second time in 2024 this Friday. Wigan enter the game off the back off a 50-0 league victory over Featherstone Rovers, whilst Saints also come into the game on the back of a win over Leeds Rhinos.

Going into the game, Wigan sit top of the Betfred Women’s Super League table with St Helens sat in fourth, having played one game less.

Previous meetings:

  • St Helens 24, Wigan 8 (SLG1, 31/5/24)
  • Wigan 4, St Helens 12 (SLG1, 6/8/23)
  • St Helens 26, Wigan 4 (SLG1, 11/6/23)
  • Wigan 4, St Helens 56 (SLG1, 28/8/22)
  • St Helens 44, Wigan 0 (SLG1, 15/5/22)
  • St Helens 52, Wigan 0 (SLPO, 19/9/21)
  • St Helens 28, Wigan 0 (SL, 15/9/19)
  • Wigan 4, St Helens 6 (SL, 7/4/19)
  • Wigan 10, St Helens 6 (SLPO, 7/10/18)
  • St Helens 10, Wigan 14 (SL, 19/8/18)
  • Wigan 16, St Helens 6 (SL, 13/5/18)

St Helens Wins: 8

Wigan Wins: 3

Coach Quotes

Looking ahead to Friday’s Derby fixture, Head Coach Denis Betts said: ““It’s a big challenge for us, they’ve got a really strong pack and we’re quite young where they’ve very experienced.

“It’s our home ground, it’s a massive game for the girls so we’re hoping that it’s such a big Derby game with both us and the Men playing against St Helens – we could have a bumper crowd in here for the game.”

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

Player Quotes

Also previewing Friday’s Derby clash at The Brick Community Stadium, Georgia Wilson said: “We know they’re going to be tough, they’re one of the best defences in the league and last time we played them they were solid.

“We went in at half-time with a lead [at The Totally Wicked Stadium] but we just dropped off a little bit in the second half so we just need to keep that momentum up, practice what we’ve been doing in training and show them what we can do.”

Watch the full interview with Georgia Wilson on Wigan TV HERE.

Kit Check

Our Warriors Women will wear their traditional Cherry & White kit for Friday’s fixture. Shop 2024 Kappa Kit HERE.

Match info

Friday’s fixture takes place at Wigan’s The Brick Community Stadium (5:30pm K.O.) prior to the Betfred Super League clash between Wigan Warriors and St Helens. (8pm K.O.)

Tickets for Friday’s Derby Double are available from The Brick Community Stadium Ticket Office (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or online HERE. Full ticketing information can be found HERE.

How to Follow

You can listen to Friday’s Women’s fixture live with Joe Mills and Andrew Rimmer (Bilko) from 5.15pm!

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

WiganTV is on Mixlr

Both Derby games will also be shown live on Sky Sports Arena on Friday night, with the programme starting from 5pm.

Social Media

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

Thursday 11 July 2024