August 31, 2019

Trinity vs Wigan – Match Preview

After the Challenge Cup Final week, Super League resumes once more as Trinity look to make it a second consecutive win over the Warriors on home soil this season.

Both Trinity and Wigan enter this match on the back convincing wins. With Wigan looking to leapfrog their rivals Warrington in the table to second place, Trinity will be aiming continue their momentum and further separate themselves from clubs fighting against the relegation drop.

As the two teams have it all to play for respectively, both will be hoping to register a win and take home a vital two points.

It will be the third time Trinity face the Warriors in 2019.


Trinity will be boosted by their convincing 38-10 win away at Hull KR last time out, and will be hoping to take another step closer to securing Super League status this Sunday.

They will head into this game feeling refreshed after a week to recover and regroup, and Chris Chester is finally able to name an unchanged 19-man squad for this fixture and have some consistency in his side.


The Warriors currently occupy third place in the Betfred Super League table, but are on the hunt for second spot with only three games remaining.

Head coach Adrian Lam has named his 19-man squad, which sees Joe Burgess return to the side. Wigan will be without former Trinity player Jarrod Sammut however, due to an ankle injury sustained during the week. 

Skipper Sean O’Loughlin and Ben Flower are also side-lined for Round 27.

Ones to watch include Oliver Gildart in the centres, and Wigan’s Liam Farrell, who both play pivotal roles in the Cherry and White side. The 2015 Man of Steel Zak Hardaker is an another one Trinity will be looking out for, as well as influential playmaker and international George Williams, and veteran Tony Clubb at Prop. 

Past Wakefield player and familiar face Jarrod Sammut is also a key one to watch, as he is no stranger to Trinity for his expansive and off-the-cuff style of play.

Previous meetings

Trinity last met with Wigan in July at the DW Stadium, where they suffered a disappointing 46-16 defeat. They also met with Warriors in early April however, where they registered an incredible, yet very costly 30-20 win over the Warriors at the Mobile Rocket Stadium.

Trinity will be hoping to reiterate something similar at the Mobile Rocket Stadium on Sunday, minus the extent of last time’s injuries.

In 2018, Trinity were beaten by the Warriors away, 30-18, however they produced a convincing 32-16 victory on home turf.

They may have fell short away at The DW Stadium in the Super 8s, as Wigan went on to be crowned Champions of the campaign, yet Trinity fans will always have fond memories of hosting Wigan at home.

The unforgettable 62-0 victory in 2016 surely springs to mind, as well as Trinity’s 2017 season curtain closer, where Trinity triumphed 32-0 live on Sky Sports, finishing a place above the Warriors in the table; for the first time since 2009.


Trinity (19-man squad) – Annakin, Arundel, Batchelor, Brough, Crowther, England, Escare, Green, Hampshire, Jones-Bishop, Kirmond, Kopczak, Lyne, Miller, Randell, Tangata, Tanginoa, Tupou, Wood.

Warriors (19-man squad) – Bourouh, Burgess, Byrne, Clubb, Farrell, French, Gildart, Greenwood, Hankinson, Hardaker, Isa, Leuluai, Marshall, Navarrete, Partington, Powell, Sarginson, Smithies, Williams.