U19s: Hull Preview

U19s: Hull Preview

  • Wigan Warriors U19s vs City of Hull Academy U19s, Academy Super League, Robin Park Arena, Saturday 6th July, 1pm K.O.

  • Game will be streamed live on Wigan TV from 1pm.

  • Wigan season ticket holders can watch the game for free. For non-season ticket holders, it is £5 entry for Adults and £3 for Juniors.

Wigan Warriors Under-19s Head Coach Shane Eccles wants his side to learn from their last meeting with City of Hull Academy by putting in a complete performance when they go head-to-head on Saturday (K.O. 1pm).

The young Warriors were behind at half-time in the clash at Bishop Burton College in May, but six second half tries saw Eccles’ team win 38-24.

Ahead of this weekend’s game at the Robin Park Arena, Eccles said: “As a group we have to back ourselves at home. We went up to Hull not long ago and half-time we were behind and went down to 12 men.

“We showed some real character to come back and I’m hoping this time an 80-minute performance. We have to show what we did last week and improve even more.”

Shane Eccles.

Wigan’s lead at the top of the Academy Super League was cut to three points on Thursday, as Leeds Rhinos drew 28-28 with Castleford Tigers, but on Saturday Eccles’ team have the chance to extend their advantage again.

The Warriors have won 13 of their 14 games this season and have the best attack (584 points for) and best defence (206 points against) in the league.

On his side’s campaign so far, Eccles said: “Our target throughout the year is to be the best team defensively.

“Our position is going to be talked about, but hopefully it will come down to one game in a Grand Final. We have to make sure we’re consistently performing to our maximum and when we play in those big games that we play to our best.”

Wigan go into Saturday’s game with seven wins on the trot, including last week’s 54-10 thumping of Bradford Bulls.

Wigan are unbeaten at the Robin Park Arena in 2019.

As for City of Hull, they are currently tenth in the table after losing nine of their 14 games this season. However, they did put a five-match losing run to an end last week by beating Widnes Vikings 34-22 to move clear of the bottom two.

Saturday’s game will be streamed live on Wigan TV from 12:30pm.

There will also be highlights and post-match interviews available, giving Wigan fans comprehensive coverage that you’ll not find anywhere else.

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Alternatively, Wigan Warriors season ticket holders can watch the game for free at the Robin Park Arena.

For non-season ticket holders, it is £5 entry for Adults and £3 for Juniors.

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