Toulouse Game

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Toulouse Game

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Let's hope our three man team find some space to perform or we will be in deep trouble!

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Match Preview: Toulouse

In association with Davanti Tyres, here is everything you need to know ahead of Wigan Warriors’ Round 24 Betfred Super League game against Toulouse Olympique.

Wigan Warriors host Toulouse Olympique this Friday 19th August as the two teams meet for a second time this season at the DW Stadium.

Team News

Peet has made two changes to the 21-player squad that travelled to Wakefield Trinity. John Bateman returns to the squad after recovering from a broken rib at Magic Weekend, he replaces Mike Cooper who will serve a one-match suspension following a Grade A Charge for a Dangerous Tackle against Trinity. The other change sees James McDonnell replace Harvie Hill.

Injury News

Matt Peet confirmed that John Bateman, Liam Farrell and Morgan Smithies are all back in contention following injuries. Bateman returns from a broken rib, whilst Farrell and Smithies are back available following minor calf injuries. Read the full injury update HERE.

Wigan Warriors squad to face Toulouse Olympique:

Matt Peet has named his Cherry and Whites squad for Friday’s fixture.

Wigan squad to face Toulouse Olympique:

1 Bevan French
2 Jake Bibby
5 Liam Marshall
6 Cade Cust
8 Brad Singleton
10 Patrick Mago
11 Willie Isa
12 Liam Farrell
13 John Bateman
14 Morgan Smithies
15 Kaide Ellis
16 Harry Smith
17 Oliver Partington
20 Liam Byrne
21 Kai Peace-Paul
22 Joe Shorrocks
23 Jai Field
24 Abbas Miski
25 Sam Halsall
26 James McDonnell
28 Brad O’Neill


Toulouse Head Coach Sylvain Houles also named his side for the fixture on Wednesday afternoon.

4 Matthieu Jussaume
5 Paul Marcon
7 Lucas Albert
8 Romain Navarrete
10 Harrison Hanson
13 Anthony Marion
14 Eloi Pelissier
15 Maxime Puech
16 Joseph Bretherton
19 James Cunningham
20 Ilias Bergal
21 Chris Hankinson
23 Justin Sangare
24 Guy Armitage
25 Matty Russell
26 Hugo Pezet
28 Nathan Peats
29 Lambert Belmas
30 Maxime Stefani
31 Tony Gigot
35 Daniel Alvaro ... UrT64jFIHg

Previous Meetings

With just two meetings between the pair, Wigan have taken the spoils on both occasions with late drop goal drama at the Stade Ernest-Wallon back in March before registering a more convincing 40-6 victory over Toulouse at the DW Stadium in June.

Last Meeting:

Wigan 40, Toulouse 6 (SLR16, 24/6/22)
Toulouse 28, Wigan 29 (SLR4, 5/3/22)

Super League Summary

Wigan wins: 2

Coach quotes

On this week’s opponent Toulouse, Peet said: “They’ve got a hell of a lot to play for and one of the things about Wakefield was they were desperate, so we’ve got to expect that same kind of commitment from Toulouse. They’ve got some talented players and if they have their share of the ball and field position with the kicking game that they’ve got and the skill on the edges – they’re going to trouble any team.

“I think they’ve got strong ball carriers, Matty Russell is an outstanding ball carrier. They’ve got great kickers of the ball as well, every time they get into a position to kick they’re a real threat and their yardage kicks are outstanding as well. They’ve got good players so we understand that if we start slow, then we’re in for a battle.” Read more from the Warriors boss ahead of Friday’s game HERE.

Match officials

The man in the middle on Friday night will be Tom Grant.

Kit Check

The Warriors will wear their pink third kit for Friday’s clash at the DW Stadium.

Ticket prices

Ticket prices for the game are as follows:

South Stand:

Loyal 18 members – from £10 Junior and £23 Adults
General sale – from £11 Junior and £25 Adults
East and West Stands – in line with 2022 season ticket prices, tickets for the East and West Stands are priced the same:

Loyal 18 members – from £20 Junior and £28 Adult
General sale – from £21 Junior and £30 Adult

How to buy

You can buy tickets for both games in either of these three ways:

Buy online by clicking HERE.
Call the DW Stadium Ticket Office on 01942 311111 (open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri).
Visit the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person (open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri).

Car Parks

Card payments are now accepted on all of our car parks, the charges remain the same (£5.00 per car/£10 per minibus/£20 per coach on Car Park 1, and Cars £5.00 on Car Parks 3 & 4). Seasonal passes are still available at the Ticket Office. Card payments on the car parks are the preferred method of payment.

Around the ground

Friday will be inclusivity day with Wigan Warriors. We are celebrating players, staff, fans, family and friends and we want you to be a part of it. Our Wigan Warriors Touch Rugby team will be holding an open training session for both adults and youths on the Robin Park Arena pitch, there will also be a half time parade of all our teams at the DW Stadium.

Fan Village

Robin Park Arena is open from 5:45pm on Friday for supporters to visit our Fan Village. Grab yourself a drink from one of our two bars, grab a seat and enjoy the evening. Our collectible player cards will be available once again and Ben Westwood will be joining us once again serving hot food from Super Bennie’s Food Emporium next to Robin’s Nest.

The Fan Village is the perfect place to soak up the pre-match atmosphere on game day, featuring food and drink, live music from local talent and live Q&As before and after the game with first team players. The one and only Mighty Max, our Warrior Cheerleaders and the Wigan Rugby Heritage Society are always in attendance too.

Our Club Store is also open prior to and after each home game, with the opportunity to shop whilst at the Fan Village.

How to follow

Listen Live

Listen to free audio commentary of Wigan Warriors v Toulouse Olympique from the DW Stadium as Wigan face Toulouse in Round 24 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 (7:50pm).

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. ... oulouse-2/
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Re: Toulouse Game

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What's the crack, who has scored, Sky's done away with the scorers on their site
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Re: Toulouse Game

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French x 3 cust, smith, bibby
Whatever happened to Billy McGinty's pineapple?
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Re: Toulouse Game

Post by medlocke »

Good stuff, any more?
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Re: Toulouse Game

Post by ian.birchall »

How many times have Wigan worn their 3rd choice pink shirt. Must be more than the number of times they have worn their second strip in blue. Remember that when they are trying to sell their second strip next season.
Regarder une fille en bikini, c'est comme avoir un revolver chargé sur sa table:
Il n'y a rien de mal a ça mais il est difficile de penser à autre chose.

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Re: Toulouse Game

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East Stand Faithful wrote: Fri Aug 19, 2022 9:15 pm French x 3 cust, smith, bibby
Cust scored 2 😊



Harry Smith kicked 8/9 goals
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Re: Toulouse Game

Post by fozzieskem »

Toulouse deserve to go down frankly shame as their coach likes the game to be played well but they've simply not been good enough.

Wigan did all that was asked of them and didn't really need to break to much sweat in beating them,I'd have preferred a sterner test though with Saints coming up
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Re: Toulouse Game

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medlocke wrote: Fri Aug 19, 2022 9:08 pm What's the crack, who has scored, Sky's done away with the scorers on their site
Powell's had a shocker tonight, so nothing new there then?🤔
Oops, soz, that was a month ago before he got hurt and all the games before in his playing career.
Personally I think he's been missed and Wigan will never have a running hooker as long as Radders has an orifice in his botty.
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Re: Toulouse Game

Post by moto748 »

It did strike me (and, mind you, I've just watched Harry Grant for Melbourne), that O'Neil's distribution may be OK, but he's hardly the dynamic running dummy-half that people complained Powell wasn't. And that if it was in any doubt, Cust is a half, not a dummy-half. Which is not to say he can't play a useful role at 9 at times, of course.
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