2020 Super League – Wigan Warriors vs Toronto Wolfpack Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Wigan Warriors vs Toronto Wolfpack taking place? Thursday 13th February, 2020 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Wigan Warriors vs Toronto Wolfpack taking place? DW Stadium

What is the expected weather for Wigan Warriors vs Toronto Wolfpack? 3c in partly cloudy skies

What channel is Wigan Warriors vs Toronto Wolfpack on? Sky Sports Arena

Where can I stream Wigan Warriors vs Toronto Wolfpack? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for Wigan Warriors vs Toronto Wolfpack? Click here for the official Super League ticket section

What was the outcome in the last meeting? N/A

THE TEAM NEWS

WIGAN WARRIORS

  • Wigan were unable to take advantage of Castleford's injury woes as they were edged out in their first away game of the season and will hope a return to home soil can see them get back to winning ways.
  • Sam Powell will sit out once again as he attempts to overcome the head knock he suffered in his side's opening game against Warrington and he drops out of the 21-man squad that was named last week.
  • Jake Shorrocks was the bench hooker last week in Powell’s absence but he has picked up a calf strain so misses out this week with youngster Amir Bourouh set to get a chance whilst Joe Bullock also comes back into contention in what could be his first appearance of the season.

21-man squad: Bibby, Bourouh, Bullock, J. Burgess, Byrne, Clark, Clubb, Farrell, French, Greenwood, Hankinson, Hardaker, Hastings, Havard, Isa, Leuluai, Marshall, O’Loughlin, Partington, Smith, Smithies

Unavailable: Oliver Gildart (Injured), Dom Manfredi (Injured), Ben Flower (Injured), George Burgess (Injured), Morgan Escare (Injured), Sam Powell (Injured), Jake Shorrocks (Injured)

Questionable:

TORONTO WOLFPACK

  • Toronto kept things tight with Salford but the Wolfpack suffered another defeat as they conceded two tries in the final 10 minutes and now head to Wigan for a difficult game against the Warriors.
  • The Wolfpack's small squad will be tested this week with Sonny Bill Williams missing due to the birth of his fourth child and that has resulted in the Canadian outfit naming just a 19-man squad.
  • With limited options at their disposal, Toronto do not have many players to bring in to try and change their fortunes but Gareth O’Brien will be pushing for a start after finding himself on the sidelines in the Wolfpack’s opening two matches and he could be afforded a chance to shine if Joe Mellor fails to overcome the injury that forced him from the field last week.

21-man squad: Ackers, Cunningham, Dixon, Kay, Leutele, McCrone, Mellor, Miloudi, Mullally, O’Brien, Olbison, Russell, Sidlow, Singleton, Springer, Thompson, Wallace, Wheeler, Wilkin

Unavailable: Darcy Lussick (Injured), Chase Stanley (Ineligible), Sonny Bill Williams (Personal Reasons)

Questionable: Joe Mellor (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Wigan were left disappointed from their trip to Castleford and will be eager to respond as they host Toronto. The visitors are still finding their feet in Super League and are yet to claim their maiden victory but they may have to wait at least another week. This looks like a daunting trip for them with Wigan set to be too good on home soil and the hosts should be able to cover -16.

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