A statistical breakdown of everything you need to know about Wigan Warriors’ 2020 fixtures.
The new Betfred Super League structure, which was created last year, guarantees one-up, one-down promotion and relegation in a 12-team competition.
All teams will play each other once home and away, plus six additional fixtures and the Dacia Magic Weekend, ending with the top five teams in a Play-Off series which culminates in a Grand Final to crown the Super League Champions at Old Trafford.
Each team will play 29 fixtures – 14 at home and 14 away, plus the Magic round – meaning they play seven of the other 11 teams three times, and the other four twice. That fixture pattern has been determined by the teams’ finishing positions in 2019.
After finishing second last season, Wigan will play teams who finished in odd-numbered positions three times and even-numbered positions twice – Toronto are counted as finishing 12th having won the Million Pound Game.
Teams we will play three times:
- Warrington Wolves (1 Home, 2 Away - including Magic Weekend fixture at St James’ Park Newcastle on Sunday 24th May, 2:45pm kick-off)
- Castleford Tigers (1 Home, 2 Away)
- Hull KR (2 Home, 1 Away)
- Salford Red Devils (2 Home, 1 Away)
- Catalans Dragons (2 Home, 1 Away)
- Wakefield Trinity (1 Home, 2 Away)
- St Helens (1 Home, 2 Away)
Teams we will play twice:
- Toronto Wolfpack (1 Home, 1 Away)
- Hull FC (1 Home, 1 Away)
- Huddersfield Giants (1 Home, 1 Away)
- Leeds Rhinos (1 Home, 1 Away)
Home and Away
- 14 Home
- 14 Away
- 1 at Magic Weekend
3 Thursday games:
- 2 Home
- 1 Away
16 Friday games:
- 8 Home
- 8 Away
3 Saturday games:
- 3 Away
7 Sunday games:
- 4 Home
- 3 Away (including Magic Weekend)
- 18 games (3 Thursdays, 15 Fridays)
- 1 game (vs Catalans on Saturday 22nd August - 5pm GMT)
- 1 game (vs Hull FC on Saturday 20th June)
- 6 games (6 Sundays)
- 2 games (1 Friday, 1 Sunday)
- 1 game (vs Toronto on Saturday 25th April - 6:30pm GMT)
- 4 (Rounds 6-7, Rounds 8-9, Rounds 15-16, Rounds 19-20)
- 1 (Rounds 3-4)
Wigan will kick-off their 2020 campaign with a tasty home tie against Warrington Wolves. The clash at the DW Stadium on Thursday 30th January will be the opening game of the Betfred Super League season.
- Eight days later the Warriors will play their first away game of the new campaign, making the trip over to West Yorkshire to face Castleford Tigers at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.
A significant change in 2020 will see teams play once across the Easter Weekend, with player welfare at the heart of the decision.
- Six fixtures will span over four days, with the traditional Good Friday fixture taking place as Wigan face St Helens at the Totally Wicked Stadium at 2.45pm.
From Sunday 24th May (Magic Weekend game vs Warrington) to Friday 3rd July (Round 20 fixture vs Leeds Rhinos) Wigan will be away from home. For six weeks the Warriors will be on the road as they travel to Newcastle, Castleford, Wakefield, Hull FC, Hull KR and Leeds.
- After the home tie against Hull KR on Friday 15th May, the next game at the DW Stadium will be on Friday 10th July as Catalans Dragons come to town.
- Wigan’s final home game of the regular season will come against St Helens on Friday 4th September. The Warriors will then travel to the Halliwell Jones Stadium the following Friday (11th September) to face Warrington in the last game of the campaign.
Miles from home
In total (including Newcastle’s St James’ Park for the Magic Weekend) Wigan will travel 4,814.134 miles to away grounds in 2020. The most notable and longest trip (3,397.871 miles) will be to Toronto, Canada when the Warriors face the Wolfpack for the first time at the Lamport Stadium on Saturday 25th April. The smallest journey will be to St Helens as Wigan will travel just over ten miles over Billinge Hill.
- Overall, in terms of round trips to and from away grounds, the Cherry and Whites will travel 9,628.268 miles across the season. That includes a 1,581.356 mile round journey to Perpignan when Wigan head to France to play Catalans Dragons on Saturday 22nd August, as well as a 436.868 mile round trip to Hull within two weeks as the Warriors face Hull FC on Saturday 20th June, before heading to Hull KR seven days later.
Challenge Cup dates
A new dates structure for the Challenge Cup has been set for 2020, with the Final being brought forward to July rather than its usually August slot.
The dates for this year’s Coral Challenge Cup are as follows:
- Sixth Round: Sunday 5th April
- Quarter-Finals: Sunday 10th May
- Semi-Finals: Sunday 7th June
- Final: Saturday 18th July
Betfred Super League Play-Offs dates
The Grand Final Rounds are as follows:
- GF Round 1: Sunday 20th September
- GF Round 2: Sunday 27th September
- GF Round 3: Saturday 3rd October
- Grand Final: Saturday 10th October
Keep up to date with all of Wigan’s fixtures this season with our 2020 i-calendar, available now! Download the Warriors Stanza i-cal by clicking HERE!
Official Travel Partner Shearings
Official travel packages to Toronto and Catalans will be available via travel partner Shearings. Details will be released across the Wigan Warriors website and social media channels later this week.
For fans wishing to attend the entirety of the Dacia Magic Weekend, Shearings are also providing travel packages to Newcastle. For more information, head to https://www.shearings.com/events-occasions/sport/magic-weekend-2020
Holiday Inn Express Wigan
For the 2020 season, Wigan Warriors have appointed the Holiday Inn Express Wigan as their Official Local Hotel Partner. Supporters are able to benefit from 10% off their stay at the modern hotel by using code “Warriors21” when booking via telephone: 01942 311311 or by email: email@example.com
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