Match Preview: Wakefield

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Match Preview: Wakefield

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In association with Davanti Tyres, here is everything you need to know ahead of Wigan Warriors’ Round 23 Betfred Super League game against Wakefield Trinity.

Wigan Warriors travel to the Be Well Support Stadium for the third time this year to face Wakefield Trinity on Sunday 14th August, 3pm K.O.

Team News

Peet has made one change to his 21-player squad this week, Brad O’Neill comes back into the fold following suspension, in place of Junior Nsemba.

Injury News

In his weekly press conference, Matt Peet confirmed that Iain Thornley, Tommy Leuluai, Sam Powell, Ethan Havard and John Bateman all remain unavailable for selection this week due to injury.

Wigan Warriors squad to face Wakefield Trinity:

Matt Peet has named his Cherry and White squad for Sunday’s fixture.

1 Bevan French
2 Jake Bibby
5 Liam Marshall
6 Cade Cust
8 Brad Singleton
10 Patrick Mago
11 Willie Isa
12 Liam Farrell
14 Morgan Smithies
15 Kaide Ellis
16 Harry Smith
17 Oliver Partington
20 Liam Byrne
21 Kai Pearce Paul
22 Joe Shorrocks
23 Jai Field
24 Abbas Miski
25 Sam Halsall
28 Brad O’Neil
36 Mike Cooper
37 Harvie Hill


Wakefield Trinity Head Coach Willie Poching also named his side for the fixture on Friday afternoon.

6 Jacob Miller
7 Mason Lino
8 Eddie Battye
9 Liam Hood
10 Tinirau Arona
11 Matty Ashurst
12 Keleoi Tanginoa
14 Jordy Crowther
15 Jai Whitbread
16 James Batchelor
17 Lee Gaskell
18 Lee Kershaw
20 Jack Croft
21 Brad Walker
22 Yusuf Aydin
24 Harry Bowes
27 Lewis Murphy
30 Corey Hall
35 David Fifita
37 Josh Bowden
38 Jamie Shaul

Previous Meetings

Wigan come into the tie sitting second in the table, having won 16 of their 22 fixtures and on the back of a 32-6 victory over Warrington Wolves on home soil. Wakefield sit towards the bottom end of the table and with just one win in the last five games.

Last ten meetings:

Wakefield 22, Wigan 46 (SLR17, 3/7/22)
Wigan 54, Wakefield 10 (SLR9, 18/4/22)
Wakefield 6, Wigan 36 (CCQF, 10/4/22)
Wigan 25, Wakefield 12 (SLR15, 23/7/21)
Wakefield 14, Wigan 6 (SLR11, 24/6/21)
Wigan 34, Wakefield 6 (SLR2, 1/4/21)(at Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens)
Wigan 28, Wakefield 16 (SLR13, 25/9/20)(at Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington)
Wakefield 22, Wigan 23 (SLR8, 9/8/20)(at Emerald Headingley, Leeds)
Wakefield 16, Wigan 24 (SLR27, 1/9/19)
Wigan 46, Wakefield 16 (SLR23, 18/7/19)
Super League Summary

Wakefield wins: 13
Wigan wins: 44
Coach quotes

On this week’s opposition, Peet said: “I think what we do know with them is that it’s always tough, they have so much talent and the game is never straightforward. Last time we went there we got off to a great start but the game had a few swings and momentum swings in it, so we’ve got to be prepared for the best of Wakefield. They’re a desperate team who have everything on the line.”

He added: “I’m not sure what to expect with one of the stands now being closed, but you know it’s going to be challenging in lots of different ways. The important thing is their 17-players are fighting for survival and their Club is a proud one so we’ve got to be enthusiastic and committed first and foremost.”

Read more from the Warriors boss ahead of Sunday’s game HERE.

Match officials

The man in the middle on Sunday afternoon will be Marcus Griffiths.

Kit Check

The Warriors will wear the traditional Cherry & White hoops this Sunday.

Away Ground Guide

Get all the information ahead of Sunday’s trip to Wakefield. Click HERE to see what is available around the ground at the Be Well Support Stadium. For travel information on how to get to Wakefield, visit our Away Ground Guide HERE.


Wigan fans will be based in the Western Standing Terrace.

Ticket prices for the game are as follows:

Adult – £25
Concession (65+, Students, 17-21) – £20
Junior (16 and Under) – £10
Junior Members – £5
Carer / Disabled (Wheelchair and Ambulant) – FREE
Infants 5 and Under – FREE
On arrival at the ground, please make your way to the Western Terrace turnstiles Exit D to gain entry.

Pay on the day

Tickets will be available to purchase on the day of the game with no price increase.

Official Club Travel

Run by Tyrers Coach, the Official Club Travel Coaches for Wakefield will depart from Robin Park Arena on Sunday 14th August at 11:30am.

How to follow

Listen Live

Listen to free audio commentary of Wakefield Trinity v Wigan Warriors from the Be Well Support Stadium as Wigan face Wakefield in Round 23 of Betfred Super League.

Our regular commentary team of Joe Mills and Bilko (Andrew Rimmer) will bring you full commentary, with coverage starting 10 minutes before kick-off (2:50pm).

How to listen

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

Wigan TV

Highlights and match reaction will be available on Wigan TV following the result. Not a subscriber? Find out more HERE.

Social Media

As an alternative to following the game, Wigan fans can keep up-to-date with every piece of the action via our social media channels and website,

Twitter (@WiganWarriorsRL) – live game updates and reaction at the final hooter.
Instagram (@wiganwarriorsrl) – behind-the-scenes action, both before and after kick off.
Facebook (Wigan Warriors) – live matchday information and reaction.
Website ( – post-match reaction including match report, and Head Coach and players reaction. ... kefield-7/
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