2020 Super League – Wigan Warriors vs Warrington Wolves Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Wigan Warriors vs Warrington Wolves taking place? Thursday 30th January, 2020 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Wigan Warriors vs Warrington Wolves taking place? DW Stadium

What is the expected weather for Wigan Warriors vs Warrington Wolves? 8c in cloudy skies

What channel is Wigan Warriors vs Warrington Wolves on? Sky Sports Arena

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

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Wigan Warriors 20-6 Warrington Wolves

THE TEAM NEWS

WIGAN WARRIORS

  • Wigan suffered a disappointing end to last year as they were unable to defend their Super League title but have invested heavily for 2020 with some eye-catching signings and will be hopeful of competing for silverware.
  • The Warriors have lost George Williams to the NRL but brought in Man of Steel Jackson Hastings from Salford Red Devils as well as George Burgess from NRL club South Sydney Rabbitohs as the club’s big acquisitions during the off-season.
  • Jake Bibby is also in with a chance of making his debut in the outside backs after he was named in Adrian Lam’s 21-man squad but there is no place for fellow new signing Mitch Clark.

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

Unavailable: Oliver Gildart (Injured), Dom Manfredi (Injured), Ben Flower (Injured)

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WARRINGTON WOLVES

  • Warrington won the Challenge Cup in 2019 but the Super League title eluded them once again and that looks set to be their priority this time around following a disappointing exit in last season’s play-offs.
  • The Wolves made a statement with the acquisition of Gareth Widdop but the England international will be missing with an ankle injury for this opening game although he will be pushing to return next week.
  • Recent acquisition Leilani Latu is not being risked having only arrived in the country last weekend and Jack Hughes is also missing with the co-captain failing to recover from off-season hernia surgery.

21-man squad: Akauola, Ashton, Austin, Burrell, Charnley, D. Clark, J. Clark, Cooper, Currie, Davis, Gelling, Hill, Johnson, King, Lineham, Mamo, Murdoch-Masila, Patton, Philbin, Ratchford, Walker

Unavailable: Gareth Widdop (Injured), Jack Hughes (Injured), Leilani Latu (Rested)

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THE PREDICTION

Both Wigan and Warrington will be expecting to challenge for silverware this season and kick the new Super League season off with a mouth-watering clash at the DW Stadium. Wigan were strong on home soil last season and with little to split the two teams on paper, that could prove to be the difference in this opening contest with the Warriors able to edge it.

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