A Privilege to Host Schoolboys - Peet

A Privilege to Host Schoolboys - Peet

Wigan Warriors Under 19's Head Coach Matty Peet has said his side are privileged to face the Australian Schoolboys as he prepares his team for this Saturday's game (12pm).

Ahead of the eagerly anticipated clash of academy players from both sides of the World, Peet commented: "The history and prestige of the Australian Schoolboy's side makes it an honour to play them. You only have to look at past Schoolboy players who have represented the Kangaroos to see their fantastic Rugby League pedigree."

The Grand Final winning Coach was quick to cite the Warriors equally rich tradition saying: "Our Club also has a fantastic history. I have shown my team videos of the amazing World Club Challenge wins, so they know what representing Wigan means. Because of the heritage involved on both sides, I think there is more to this weekend's game than just winning.

"Although Saturday will be a huge challenge, I think it is about our performance, there are certain levels expected when pulling on a Wigan shirt, and my players know they need to do themselves justice. If they can step up against the Australians then it shows Shaun Wane they are capable of playing in the first team."

The Academy side will don their new Academy Kit for the first time, a new idea that will see the Academy team wear a different strip to that of the First Team. Matty said: "I'm a big fan of the new kit and think it is a great idea for the players to ‘earn their stripes' and to get to wear the famous Cherry and White shirt once they get into the first team."

A strong crowd is expected for the game with Peet saying: "We have had some brilliant support this year and I know the fans will create another incredible atmosphere to welcome the Australians and show that Wigan is a truly special place to play Rugby League."

Tickets for the clash will be available on the day costing £5 for adults and £3 for concessions. 2015 season Ticket Holders are reminded they must pre-book tickets for the game to gain free entry, tickets must be obtained from the DW Stadium Ticket Office by 5pm Friday.

Fans are also reminded that parking will not be available on site at the Solid Strip Community Stadium; however a limited number of disabled parking spaces will be reserved. These are available free of charge on a first come, first served basis by contacting the Ticket Office. Free general parking will be available on Winstanley College.

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