The Warriors head over to Yorkshire to face a rejuvenated Leeds side who sit one place above them in the league.
The Warriors will be looking to bounce back following their first loss of the season last week and will be looking for their first win at Headingley since a 50-8 victory back in 2012. Leeds will be looking to add to their current three-match winning run having beaten Catalans, Wakefield and Huddersfield in recent weeks.
The pair have met 57 times in Super League with Wigan having the advantage having won 36 games, drawing four with Leeds taking 27.
Leeds won the last fixture between the teams back in July last year with Wigan winning the two other meetings at the DW and St James’ Park.
Last ten meetings
Leeds 18, Wigan 16 (SLR22, 15/7/16)
Leeds 8, Wigan 40 (SLR15, 21/5/16) at St James’ Park, Newcastle
Wigan 28, Leeds 6 (SLR5, 11/3/16)
Leeds 22, Wigan 20 (SLGF, 10/10/15) at Old Trafford, Manchester
Leeds 25, Wigan 18 (SLS8-R2, 14/8/15)
Wigan 26, Leeds 24 (SLR21, 9/7/15)
Leeds 12, Wigan 27 (SLR16, 30/5/15) at St James’ Park, Newcastle
Leeds 26, Wigan 14 (SLR6, 20/3/15)
Wigan 21, Leeds 6 (SLR26, 5/9/14)
Leeds 14, Wigan 18 (SLR13, 17/5/14) at Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Super League summary
Leeds won 27 (includes win in 2015 Grand Final and wins in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2012 play-offs)
Wigan won 36 (includes win in 1998 Grand Final and wins in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2010 & 2013 play-offs)
Leeds highest score: 70-0 (H, 2005) (also widest margin)
Wigan highest score: 68-14 (H, 1996) (also widest margin)
Brett Delaney returns for Leeds after missing last week’s game with a groin problem.
Liam Farrell, Oliver Gildart and Ryan Sutton all look to set to make their returns this week. The trio replace Callum Field, Joe Bretherton and Josh Ganson in the 19-man squad.
Rhinos: Ablett, Briscoe, Burrow, Cuthbertson, Delaney, Ferres, Garbutt, Golding, Hall, Handley, Jones-Buchanan, Keinhorst, McGuire, Moon, Mullally, Parcell, Sutcliffe, Walters, Watkins.
Warriors: Bretherton, Clubb, Davies, Escaré, Field, Flower, Forsyth, Ganson, Gelling, Gregson, Isa, Leuluai, Marshall, Navarrete, Nuuausala, Powell, Tautai, Tomkins, Williams.
Referee: Ben Thaler
Tickets are on the gate at Headingley tonight with matchday prices as follows:
|Category||West Terrace||North Stand|
|Over 65 years||£15||£22|
|Under 21 years||£15||£22|
|Under 16 years||£12||£19|
|Under 5 years||FREE *||£9 *|
Jimmy Keinhorst needs one appearance to reach 100 for his career. Keinhorst has played 68 times for Leeds since 2012, to go with appearances for Hunslet (24 dual-registration games, 2015 & 2013) and Wakefield (7 loan games, 2014).
Kallum Watkins needs one appearance to reach 200 for Leeds. Watkins made a try-scoring Rhinos debut in a 38-16 Challenge Cup home win against Celtic Crusaders on 18 April, 2008.
Oliver Gildart has scored in the last three appearances for Wigan (2,1,2).
Matt Parcell has scored in Leeds’ last three games (1,1,1).
Betfred Super League Standings
Betfred Super League Leading Scorers
1 Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 10
2 Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers) 9
3 Albert Kelly (Hull FC) 7
4 = Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 5, Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants) 5 & Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors) 5
1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 34
2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 30
3 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 23
4 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 21
5 Morgan Escaré (Wigan Warriors) 18
1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 89
2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 72
3 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 59
4 = Mark Percival (St Helens) 46 & Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 46
Betfred Super League Fixtures/Results
Thursday March 30
Salford Red Devils 22-14 St Helens
Friday March 31
Castleford Tigers v Huddersfield Giants 8.00
Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors 8.00
Saturday April 1
Warrington Wolves v Hull FC 3.00
Leigh Centurions v Widnes Vikings 4.00
Catalans Dragons v Wakefield Trinity 6.00
Saturday April 1
Wigan Warriors Under-19s v London Broncos U-19s – Live on Facebook HERE