Match Preview: Semi Final

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Match Preview: Semi Final

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In association with Davanti Tyres, here is everything you need to know ahead of Wigan Warriors’ Betfred Super League Play-Off Semi Final game against Leeds Rhinos.

Wigan host Leeds on Friday 16th September (8pm K.O.) with both teams battling out for a spot in the 2022 Betfred Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford.

Team News

Matt Peet has made one change to the squad named for the final round game against Catalans Dragons as Sam Powell returns from injury in place of Cade Cust who is sidelined with an elbow injury.

Injury News

Matt Peet said Liam Farrell and Cade Cust are ‘ticking over’ as they recover from respective injuries. Liam Farrell was forced from the field in Round 25 against St Helens with a knee injury, whilst Cust picked up an elbow injury in the previous fixture against Catalans Dragons. Read the full injury update HERE.

Wigan Warriors squad to face Leeds:

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

1 Bevan French
2 Jake Bibby
5 Liam Marshall
7 Thomas Leuluai
8 Brad Singleton
9 Sam Powell
10 Patrick Mago
11 Willie Isa
13 John Bateman
14 Morgan Smithies
15 Kaide Ellis
16 Harry Smith
17 Oliver Partington
19 Ethan Havard
20 Liam Byrne
21 Kai Pearce Paul
22 Joe Shorrocks
23 Jai Field
24 Abbas Miski
28 Brad O’Neil
36 MiKe Cooper

Opposition

Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Rohan Smith has also named his squad for the knockout game.

Leeds Rhinos from:

Sutcliffe, Austin, Sezer, Oledzki, Leeming, Prior, Bentley, Tetevano, Dwyer, Myler, C Smith, Thompson, Briscoe, Walters, O’Connor, Donaldson, Johnson, Mustapha, Tindall, Sinfield, Hardaker.

Previous Meetings

Wigan have won six of the last ten encounters against the Rhinos, though the visitors will be confident having come away with the two points in the most recent meeting between the two sides.

Last ten:

Leeds 42, Wigan 12 (SLR20, 21/7/22)
Wigan 34, Leeds 12 (SLR2, 18/2/22)
Wigan 0, Leeds 8 (SL-E, 23/9/21)
Wigan 0, Leeds 14 (SLR21, 25/8/21)
Leeds 6, Wigan 19 (SLR3, 15/4/21)
Leeds 26, Wigan 12 (CCSF, 3/10/20)(at Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens)
Wigan 28, Leeds 10 (SLR9, 16/8/20)(at Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens)
Leeds 14, Wigan 23 (SLR18, 14/6/19)
Wigan 34, Leeds 16 (SLR2, 8/2/19)
Wigan 46, Leeds 8 (SLR19, 28/6/18)
Super League Summary

Wigan wins: 44
Leeds wins: 32
Draws: 4
Coach quotes

On Friday’s game, Peet said: “I think their squad is right up there with anything in Super League, it’s taken them a while to find their form but now that they have done they’re very dangerous. They’re buying into the style and philosophies that Rohan [Smith] has brought over.

“We haven’t spoken too much about the past, about the previous meeting or indeed their run, it’s all about who performs well on Friday evening. We will look at the last few games but as we’ve said all season we try and concentrate on bringing the best of us and that’s what we’ll do again on Friday night. We come in confident, as do Leeds and it should be a fantastic game.”

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

Match officials

The man in the middle on Friday night will be Liam Moore.


Kit Check

The Warriors will wear their traditional Cherry and White home colours for Friday’s game.

Ticket Info

Season Ticket Holders can get a £5 discount on their ticket by contacting the DW Stadium Ticket Office (open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri) in person or by calling 01942 311111.

The deadline (Friday 9th September, 5pm) for reserved seats has now passed. Seats are now released but STH can still claim the discount.

The Cherry and Whites will play the Rhinos at the DW Stadium on Friday 16th September (8pm K.O.) with the winner heading to Old Trafford for the Grand Final. Get your tickets for the Semi Final now!

How to buy

Tickets are on general sale HERE, over the phone on 01942 311111 or at the DW Stadium Ticket Office.

Ticket prices

Ticket prices for the game are the same as regular Super League games at the DW Stadium in 2022:

South Stand:

General sale – from £11 Junior and £25 Adults
East and West Stands:

General sale – from £21 Junior and £30 Adult
Car Parks

Please note that season car park passes are not eligible for Betfred Super League Play-Off games.

Fans must pay on the day. Card payments are 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). Card payments on the car parks are the preferred method of payment.

Fan Village

Robin Park Arena is open from 5:45pm on Friday for supporters to visit our Fan Village and soak up the atmosphere ahead of the Play-Off game!

Get 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, with the final two players Willie Isa and Mike Cooper up for grabs.

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

Watch Live

Friday’s Play-Off Semi Final against Leeds Rhinos will be shown live on Sky Sports Arena.

Listen Live

Listen to free audio commentary of Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos from the DW Stadium.

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.

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 (www.wiganwarriors.com) – post-match reaction including match report, and Head Coach and players reaction.

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