Thursday, 6 June 2013

Warriors Travel To Face Vikings

After Sunday's hard fought win at Wakefield, Wigan continue their run of away matches with the short trip to Widnes.

The sides meet in the Challenge Cup quarter final next month so tomorrow will give Widnes the chance to repeat the surprise victory in last season's fixture while Wigan will be hoping to extend their 12 game winning streak.

It has been a mixed week for Wigan with a number of their starting 13 picking up injuries, Richards, Tomkins and  O'Loughlin are the main worries with McIlorum out after an operation and Flower due to have an operation in the near future while Farrell and Smith also miss out with Green and Dudson still sidelined.

The injury crisis means that debuts will be handed to half-back Ryan Hampshire and full back Lewis Tierney, the son of the great Jason Robinson so hopefully they will fit in well while Greenwood and Williams are in line to feature in what will be a very young team.

Widnes Vikings: Ah Van, Allen, Brown, Cahill, Clarke, Dean, Flynn, Hanbury, Isa, Joseph, Kavanagh, Leuluai, Mellor, O'Carroll, Owens, Phelps, Pickersgill, White, Winterstein.
Wigan Warriors: Burke, Charnley, Crosby, Gelling, Goulding, Greenwood, Hampshire, Hansen, Hughes, Lauaki, Mossop, Powell, Spencer, Taylor, Tierney, Thornley, L. Tomkins, Tuson, Williams.

I think that despite the side being slightly inexperienced they will do well in front of the Sky cameras and as such will go for Widnes 12 Wigan 36