Wigan Warriors Match Preview

Wigan Warriors Match Preview widnesvikings.co.uk

1st March 2018

Widnes Vikings take on Wigan Warriors at the DW Stadium in the 2018 Betfred Super League on Friday 2nd March, 8:00pm kick off.

The Vikings will be looking to replicate the form displayed in 2016, when Denis Betts' side completed a Super League double over the Warriors at the DW Stadium, with 18-12 and 8-6 victories during the season.

With this huge game edging closer, take a look at all the team news and injury updates you may need ahead of Friday's game...



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Squad News 

The Vikings make three changes from the 19-man squad that took on Leeds Rhinos last weekend, as Charly Runciman and Alex Gerrard and Greg Burke comes back into contention replacing Chris Dean, Jay Chapelhow and Stanton Albert.

Widnes Vikings: Burke, Cahill, Chamberlain, T.Chapelhow, Craven, Gerrard, Gilmore, Hanbury, Heremaia, Inu, Leuluai, Marsh, Mellor, Olbison, Runciman, D.Walker, Wellington, Whitley, Wilde.

Shaun Wane has made one change to the squad that were narrowly beaten at the Halliwell Jones Stadium against Warrington Wolves, with Joe Burgess coming in to replace Craig Mullen.

Wigan Warriors: Bateman, Burgess, Club, Davies, Escaré, Farrell, Flower, Gildart, Isa, Leuluai, Marshall, Navarrete, O’Loughlin, Powell, Sutton, Tautai, J.Tomkins, S.Tomkins, Williams.



Denis Betts’ side head into the game in decent form, and currently sit third in the Betfred Super League. The two home wins over Catalans Dragons and Leeds Rhinos, have been coupled with narrow defeats to Castleford Tigers and Warrington Wolves in which the black and whites could have won both, so will head to the DW Stadium in positive fashion. s

The well-travelled Wigan Warriors are playing at home in front of their supporters for the first time in 2018, with away trips at Salford Red Devils and Warrington Wolves either side of their venture Down Under against Hull FC. Shaun Wane’s side currently sit fourth in the table, and will want to kickstart their season on home soil in style this weekend.

2018 Form

Wigan Warriors: WWL          Widnes Vikings: WLLW


Previous Meetings

In the previous eight meetings between the two sides, the Warriors hold the edge over their opponents on Friday night, However, Denis Betts’ side will look to their two victories in 2016, when they produced two fantastic performances at the DW Stadium to complete a double. 


2nd July 2017: Wigan Warriors win 28-12 at DW Stadium

24th February 2017: Wigan Warriors win 28-26 at Select Security Stadium Halton

1st September 2016: Widnes Vikings win 8-6 at DW Stadium

16th June 2016: Wigan Warriors win 7-0 at Select Security Stadium Halton

17th March 2016: Widnes Vikings win 18-12 at DW Stadium

17th July 2015: Wigan Warriors win 20-10 at DW Stadium, Wigan

5th February 2015: Wigan Warriors win 22-22 at Select Security Stadium Halton

29th August 2014: Widnes Vikings win 24-10 at Select Security Stadium Halton


Widnes Vikings Milestones 

If selected:

Danny Craven                        1 point will take Danny to 200 points for Widnes

                                               2 goals will give Danny a career total of 50 goals.


Tom Gilmore                          7 points will take Tom to 100 points in SL


Rhys Hanbury                        2 tries will take Rhys to 100 tries in the British game


Krisnan Inu                             6 points will take Krisnan to 100 points in SL


Stefan Marsh                          1 try will take Stefan to 250 points in SL for Widnes

                                                2 tries will take Stefan though 300 points (302) for  Widnes


Lloyd White                            2 tries will take Lloyd through 200 points (201) in SL

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