U19s Preview: Warrington

U19s Preview: Warrington

  • Match preview as Wigan Warriors Under-19s are set to face Warrington Wolves in the Academy Super League semi-final this Saturday at the Robin Park Arena (K.O. 12:30pm).

  • Wigan and Warrington have met each other twice so far this year with the former coming out on top on both occasions.

  • Saturday’s game will be streamed live on Wigan TV from 12:30pm. The semi-final does NOT enable free entry to Wigan Warriors 2019 Season Ticket Holders. Entry to the game is £5 for Adults and £3 for Concessions.

Wigan Warriors Under-19s are set to face Warrington Wolves in the Academy Super League semi-final this Saturday at the Robin Park Arena (K.O. 12:30pm).

After finishing top of the Academy table, Wigan earned a home semi-final tie against fourth placed Warrington.

Shane Eccles’ side finished the regular season on 42 points with 21 wins from 22 games - two points ahead of second placed St Helens and 16 more than fourth placed Warrington.

The winner of Saturday’s semi-final will face St Helens in the Academy Super League Grand Final next weekend after they beat Leeds Rhinos 34-10 on Thursday.

Robin Park Arena.

Ahead of the game, Head Coach Eccles, said: “Everyone is looking forward to Saturday’s semi-final. The players have worked hard all season and the reward for that is home advantage in a semi-final.

“We have spoke about how the hard work in the season has got them to this point but now they need to focus on the next stage and that is the play-offs.”

Overall in the Academy Super League this season, the Warriors have the best attack (962 pf) and best defence (286 pa) with a total points difference of 676.

Last Saturday, Wigan beat London Broncos 56-16 at the Robin Park Arena to extend their winning run to 15 games.

As for the opposition, Warrington finished the regular season in fourth place, two points above fifth placed London Broncos, after winning 13 of their 22 games.

Wigan and Warrington have met each other twice so far this year with the former coming out on top on both occasions. The Cherry and Whites travelled to Victoria Park in March and beat the Wire 32-18, before cruising the reverse fixtures 58-4 at the Robin Park Arena in July.

The Wigan players applaud the fans in attendance at the Robin Park Arena following last week’s win over London Broncos.

Eccles added: “We know Warrington have threats across the field and will be coming to this game knowing it is 80 minutes from a Grand Final.

“They have some players who have made Super League debuts and that experience will help them in what should be a tough encounter.

“It would be great to see a good crowd at the game supporting the team who have worked all season to achieve the home semi-final.”

Saturday’s game will be streamed live on Wigan TV from 12:30pm.

There will also be highlights and post-match interviews available, giving Wigan fans comprehensive coverage that you’ll not find anywhere else.

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The semi-final does NOT enable free entry to Wigan Warriors 2019 Season Ticket Holders. Entry to the game is £5 for Adults and £3 for Concessions.

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