War of the Roses

War of the Roses

This Friday will see the Warriors face Leeds for the tenth time in the play offs in a cross-Pennine rivalry that goes back to the first ever Grand Final back in 1998.

The two sides have produced coutless pulsating contests over the years with the last playoff clash coming in the 2010 Qualifying Semi Final as the Warriors defeated the Rhinos 26-6 at Headingley Carnegie.

Wigan and Leeds have met twice at the DW Stadium in the play offs with one win apiece, the only other home meeting resulted in a 17-4 win for John Monies Warriors in the first ever Super League playoff series.

The match will also be the last chance for Warriors fans to see Thomas Leuluai, George Carmont, Brett Finch and Jeff Lima in action at the DW Stadium. All departing players will also say their goodbyes to the crowd following the game.

Elsewhere, Harison Hansen will make his 200th appearance for Wigan, and Lee Mossop and Ben Flower will make their 100th career appearance

Previous play-off meetings
Leeds 6, Wigan 26 (SLQSF, 25/9/10)
Wigan 26, Leeds 27 (SLQPO, 12/9/10)
Leeds 18, Wigan 14 (SLFE, 26/9/08)
Leeds 36, Wigan 6 (SLFE, 5/10/07)
Leeds 40, Wigan 12 (SLFE, 8/10/04)
Leeds 22, Wigan 23 (SLFE, 10/10/03)
Wigan 41, Leeds 18 (SLESF, 4/10/02)
Leeds 4, Wigan 10 (SLGF, 24/10/98) (at Old Trafford, Manchester)
Wigan 17, Leeds 4 (SLQSF, 11/10/98)

Super League summary
Wigan won 28 (includes win in 1998 Grand Final and wins in 1998, 2002, 2003 and 2010 play-offs)
Leeds won 19 (includes wins in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2010 play-offs)
4 draws

Tickets are still available from £19 adults and £13 for juniors and concessions and can be purchased from the DW Stadium ticket office, via the ticket hotline on 0871 66 33 552 or online by [clicking here]

Please note - £5 junior tickets have now sold out

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