Wigan face Salford on Sunday in a Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi final tie at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington.
The pair have already met twice this season with the honours even after Wigan won 26-16 at the AJ Bell Stadium at the start of the year. The Red Devils were victorious at the DW in May winning 31-16.
Wigan are appearing in a record-equalling 47th Challenge Cup semi-final (tied with Leeds). The Warriors have won 30 and lost 16 of their previous games at the last four stage.
Salford are appearing in their 16th Challenge Cup semi-final (and first since losing 22-18 to Sheffield Eagles at Headingley in 1998). The Red Devils have won 7 and lost 8 of their previous games at the last four stage.
Previous Challenge Cup meetings:
2009 (Quarter Final) Wigan 28 Salford 6
2006 (Round 5) Salford 16 Wigan 4
1996 (Round 5) Salford 26 Wigan 16
1992 (Round 1) Salford 6 Wigan 22
1988 (Semi-Final) Salford 4 Wigan 34 (at Burnden Park, Bolton)
1972 (Round 1) Salford 12 Wigan 16
1967 (Round 2) Wigan 6 Salford 18
1961 (Quarter Final) Wigan 22 Salford 5
1939 (Semi-Final) Salford 11 Wigan 2 (at The Athletic Grounds, Rochdale)
1910 (Round 2) Salford 12 Wigan 5
1907 (Round 2) Salford 18 Wigan 5
Challenge Cup summary
Wigan won 5
Salford won 6
Joel Tomkins and Liam Farrell return having been sidelined through injury and replace Callum Field and Jack Wells in the 19-man squad.
Salford include half-back Robert Lui who has been out with an ankle problem. New signings Manu Vatuvei and Tyrone McCarthy look set to debut.
Warriors: Bateman, Burgess, Clubb, Davies, Farrell, Gelling, Gildart, Isa, Leuluai, Marshall, McIlorum, Nu’uausala, O’Loughlin, Powell, Sutton, Tautai, J Tomkins, S Tomkins, Williams.
Red Devils: Murdoch-Masila, Kopczak, Johnson, Griffin, Bibby, Jones, Sa’u, Welham, Tasi, L Tomkins, Vatuvei, Dobson, Evalds, Krasniqi, Lui, Lannon, Carney, McCarthy, Hauraki.
Tickets are not available for this game. No tickets will be sold on the day of the game.
Betfred Super League Standings
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Challenge Cup semi final team records
Highest score: Wigan 71 Bradford Northern 10 (1992)
Widest margin: Wigan 70 London Broncos 0 (2013)
Most points by losing team: St Helens 28 Leeds Rhinos 32 (2010); Wigan Warriors 28 Leeds Rhinos 39 (2012)
Highest scoring draw: Leeds 24 Hull Kingston Rovers 24 (1986) (Hull KR won replay 17-0)
(Leeds Rhinos and St Helens were level at 26-26 after 80 minutes in 2003. Leeds won 33-26 after extra time)
Scoreless draws: There have been five, with the last being Halifax v Hull FC in 1988 (This was also the last drawn semi-final of any score. Halifax won the replay 4-3)
Highest attendance: 69,898 (Warrington v Leeds at Odsal Stadium, Bradford - 1950)
Lowest attendance: 5,500 (Batley v Warrington at Fartown, Huddersfield - 1897)
Challenge Cup semi final individual records
Most tries: 5 by Martin Offiah (Wigan) v Bradford Northern (1992)
Most goals: 11 by Pat Richards (Wigan) v London Broncos (2013)
Most points: 30 by Pat Richards (Wigan) v London Broncos (2013)
Betfred Super League Leading Scorers
1 Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 34
2 Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors) 20
3 Albert Kelly (Hull FC) 17 & Ben Jones-Bishop (Wakefield Trinity) 17
5 Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves) 16, Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers) 16, Jermain McGillvary 16 & Joe Burgess (Wigan Warriors) 16
1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 107
2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 79
3 Mark Percival (St Helens) 70
4 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 69
5 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 64
6 Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 48
1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 267
2 Mark Percival (St Helens) 196
3 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 176
4 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 150
5 Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 136
6 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 132
Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Fixtures
Saturday July 29
Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos 2.30
Sunday July 30
Wigan Warriors v Salford Red Devils 2.30
Friday July 28
Wigan Warriors U19s P-P London Broncos U19s