Wigan squads for Derby double-header

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Wigan squads for Derby double-header

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* Matt Peet has selected his 21-player squad to take on St. Helens in Betfred Super League action on Friday night, in association with Matrix Fitness.

* Denis Betts has also named a 21-player squad to face St Helens Women for the opener at The Brick Community Stadium.

* Wigan Warriors Women v St Helens Women (5:30pm K.O.), Wigan Warriors Men v St Helens Men (8pm K.O.).

WIGAN WARRIORS HAVE SELECTED THEIR 21-PLAYER MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SQUADS TO TAKE ON ST HELENS IN A DERBY DOUBLE-HEADER AT THE BRICK COMMUNITY STADIUM.

Matt Peet has made two changes to his squad ahead of Friday night’s Betfred Super League clash as Brad O’Neill and Mike Cooper are replaced by Jacob Douglas and Taylor Kerr, who is named in a senior squad for the first time.

Wigan Men’s squad for St Helens:

2 Abbas Miski
3 Adam Keighran
4 Jake Wardle
5 Liam Marshall
6 Bevan French
7 Harry Smith
8 Ethan Havard
10 Liam Byrne
12 Liam Farrell
13 Kaide Ellis
15 Patrick Mago
16 Luke Thompson
19 Tyler Dupree
20 Harvie Hill
21 Junior Nsemba
22 Sam Walters
23 Ryan Hampshire
26 Zach Eckersley
28 Jacob Douglass
30 Jack Farrimond
36 Taylor Kerr

Denis Betts has also selected his 21-player squad for the Derby fixture.

Wigan Women’s squad for St Helens:

1 Grace Banks
3 Anna Davies
4 Molly Jones
5 Ellise Darbyshire
6 Sinead Doria
8 Alice Fisher
10 Holly Speakman
11 Eva Hunter
12 Mary Coleman
13 Victoria Molyneux
14 Rachel Thompson
21 Jade Gregory
23 Kaitlin Hilton
26 Cerys Jones
27 Bethany Hayes
32 Isabel Rowe
33 Emma Welsford
35 Rease Casey
37 Jenna Foubister
39 Georgia Wilson

Don’t miss out on securing your ticket for Friday night’s derby double-header from The Brick Community Stadium Ticket Office and online HERE. A ticket permits entry to the Men’s and Women’s matches.

https://wiganwarriors.com/blog/2024/07/ ... le-header/
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Saints name 20-man squad for derby clash at Wigan Warriors

SAINTS coach Paul Wellens has named an initial 20-man squad for Friday’s away fixture at Wigan Warriors, but will make a decision on the last place tonight.

Hooker Moses Mbye will also - at the moment - miss out having been handed a one-match penalty notice by the Match Review Panel.

The club appealed at the Operational Rules Tribunal on Tuesday evening but the ban was upheld.

However, Saints will be appealing the decision from the ORT this evening (Wednesday) and if successful Mbye will then be added into the squad declaration to bring the Saints squad up to 21-men.

Hooker Daryl Clark is named after missing last week.

Packman Sione Mata’utia will miss out due to a neck injury.

Friday's debutants Jake Burns and Jonny Vaughan retain their places in Wellens’ squad.

Should packman Leon Cowen and 1 or 6 Harry Robertson play it would be their first official appearances for the Saints.

St Helens 20-man squad vs Wigan Warriors

1. Jack Welsby,
3. Waqa Blake,
4. Mark Percival,
5. Jon Bennison,
6. Jonny Lomax,
7. Lewis Dodd,
9. Daryl Clark,
10. Matty Lees,
15. James Bell,
16. Curtis Sironen,
17. Agnatius Paasi,
20. George Delaney,
21. Ben Davies,
22. Sam Royle,
24. Jake Burns,
25. Tee Ritson,
30. Jonny Vaughan,
31. Noah Stephens,
32. Leon Cowen,
33. Harry Robertson.

https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/sport/24 ... -warriors/
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So go on whos gonna play hooker? My moneys on Keighran.Not seen the new lad yet but believe hes a loose forward.I think our forwards should murder theirs but im also betting mbaye gets the ban dropped later tonight
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How desperate are the scum, 2nd appeal?
They've named Clark so is he a doubt?
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Firestarter wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:51 pm So go on whos gonna play hooker? My moneys on Keighran.Not seen the new lad yet but believe hes a loose forward.I think our forwards should murder theirs but im also betting mbaye gets the ban dropped later tonight
Taylor Kerr is a good prospect and has broken into the Reserves as a 2nd row/loose. He has good instincts but I don't think he has shown dummy half play of note yet.

Apologies, Kerr does distribute from dummy half off the bench a fair bit - need to look at Wigan TV closer :oops: :oops:
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French
Miski
Eckersley
Wardle
Marshall

Smith
Farrimond

Hill
Keighran
Thompson
Junior
Faz
Ellis

Mago Havard Walters Dupree
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Firestarter wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:51 pm So go on whos gonna play hooker? My moneys on Keighran.Not seen the new lad yet but believe hes a loose forward.I think our forwards should murder theirs but im also betting mbaye gets the ban dropped later tonight
Keighran has prior experience but I'd be very nervous about having such a young right edge with Eckersley, Farrimond and Nsemba alongside each other. Ideally you'd have experience alongside young players. Farrimond was targeted at times against Leigh and while Eckersley is a strong defender physically, there were times when he was caught out in terms of positioning and decision making. I think Keighran makes that side a bit stronger.

Since a back row forward has been brought into the squad it could be Farrell. The benefit of having Farrell play 9 is that he's one of our best defenders and it allows him to move across the field and cover all areas. He's got good hands and should have the fitness levels to play the hardest working position on the field. The negatives would be whether it would stunt our attack. Being a decent ball player and playing number 9 are very different things, as we found when Joe Shorrocks was played there.
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Can somebody please explain why saints can appeal again after failing yesterday? They seem to be trying to put undue pressure on the tribunal. It also implies they're really worried about Clarke's fitness which would be good news for us. If they fail this time (and they should) I hope Mbye is given another match to add to his ban.
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Is there a limit to how many times they can appeal the ban?
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widdenoldboy wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:35 pm
Firestarter wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:51 pm So go on whos gonna play hooker? My moneys on Keighran.Not seen the new lad yet but believe hes a loose forward.I think our forwards should murder theirs but im also betting mbaye gets the ban dropped later tonight
Taylor Kerr is a good prospect and has broken into the Reserves as a 2nd row/loose. He has good instincts but I don't think he has shown dummy half play of note yet.

Apologies, Kerr does distribute from dummy half off the bench a fair bit - need to look at Wigan TV closer :oops: :oops:
Cheers pal hes either playing hooker or hes a red herring.Keep saints guessing
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