September 16, 2021 11:17 AM
Ash Wheldon

2021 Super League – Wigan Warriors vs Catalans Dragons Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Wigan Warriors vs Catalans Dragons taking place? Friday 17th September, 2021 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Wigan Warriors vs Catalans Dragons taking place? DW Stadium

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

What channel is Wigan Warriors vs Catalans Dragons on? Wigan Warriors vs Catalans Dragons will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Wigan Warriors vs Catalans Dragons? Wigan Warriors vs Catalans Dragons cannot be streamed live in the UK

THE TEAM NEWS

WIGAN WARRIORS

  • Wigan Warriors bounced back from their narrow loss against Warrington Wolves at Magic Weekend by nilling Hull FC last week, achieving that feat for the second time in their last three matches.
  • Despite that success, it was still another low-quality performance from the Warriors who only managed to score ten points of their own and they will need to improve here if they are to live with a side that hammered them 48-0 earlier in the season.

21-man squad: Hardaker, Gildart, Powell, Bullock, Isa, Farrell, Bateman, Partington, Clubb, Byrne, Smith, Havard, Bibby, Clark, Shorrocks, Pearce-Paul, Halsall, McDonnell, Hanley, Hastings, O’Neill

CATALANS DRAGONS

  • Catalans Dragons’ homecoming was ruined by Huddersfield Giants last week as the newly crowned league leaders blew a big lead and succumbed to just their third loss of the Super League season.
  • The Dragons had raced into an 18-0 lead but their weakened side then allowed 30 unanswered points but with their key men back in the squad here, head coach Steve McNamara will be expecting a response from his side ahead of the play-offs.

21-man squad: Mourgue, Davies, Langi, Whare, Maloney, Drinkwater, Dudson, McIlorum, Bousquet, Whitley, McMeeken, Garcia, Jullien, Goudemand, Laguerre, J. Tomkins, Chan, Kasiano, S. Tomkins, Dezaria, Rouge

THE PREDICTION

Wigan Warriors secured fourth spot in Super League thanks to seeing off Hull FC last week and they did so without conceding a point in that clash. The 0-10 win handed the Warriors a morale-boosting success but they need to be better with the ball if they are to compete in the play-offs. They are just around the corner now but they end their regular season campaign with a clash against top of the table Catalans Dragons. The French side rested a host of stars last week to keep them fresh ahead of the play-offs and despite losing to Huddersfield Giants in that game, they can respond here with a victory to make it back-to-back wins over the Warriors this season.

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