Friday, 26 July 2013

Warriors Face Broncos In Semi

After a disappointing defeat away to St Helens on Monday, Wigan make the short trip to Leigh Sports Village to face London Broncos in the Challenge Cup Semi Final.

Wigan will be very confident after putting 112 points past London over the two league meetings this season but many fans are erring with caution as back in 2007, they faced a Catalans side who were in a similar position to London as they had defeated them 30-0 weeks earlier only to be beaten 24-37.

Wigan welcome back Sam Tomkins, Harrison Hansen and Sean O'Loughlin while Iain Thornley replaces the injured Anthony Gelling.

London have Tony Clubb and Michael Witt missing but are able to include Wigan loanee Rhodri Lloyd and their new star Jamie Soward.

 Wigan -Josh Charnley, Dom Crosby, Gil Dudson, Liam Farrell, Ben Flower, Darrell Goulding, Blake Green, Harrison Hansen, Jack Hughes, Michael McIlorum, Lee Mossop, Sean O'Loughlin, Pat Richards, Matty Smith, Scott Taylor, Iain Thornley, Logan Tomkins, Sam Tomkins, Chris Tuson

London Broncos: Bryant, Colbon, Cook, Dorn, Fairbank, Fisher, Kaufusi, Krasniqi, Lee, Lloyd, McMeeken, Melling, O'Callaghan, Robertson, Rodney, Sarginson, Soward, Woodburn-Hall, Wheeldon.

The trio returning for Wigan makes me think that London will need a miracle to reach the final and as such I am going for Wigan 48 London 12.