Super League preview: Wigan v Catalan

Wigan have won their last four home fixtures (including play-off successes in 2011 and 2012) against the Dragons.

The Warriors last tasted defeat against the French outfit at the DW Stadium on 8 April, 2011 – losing 47-28.

Wigan

Captain Sean O’Loughlin returns from a shoulder injury, whilst Gil Dudson also comes in. Jack Hughes and Anthony Gelling are the men to be replaced.

Squad: Bateman, Bowen, Burgess, Charnley, Clubb, Crosby, Dudson, Farrell, Flower, Goulding, Green, James, O’Loughlin, Pettybourne, Smith, Taylor, Thornley, Tomkins, Williams.

Last match: Won 12-4 away at Warrington

Catalan

Julian Bousquet and Damien Cardace are back from suspension and injury respectively, and they replace Jason Baitieri and Elliott Whitehead.

Squad: Escare, Pryce, Pomeroy, Oldfield, Bosc, Elima, Taia, Anderson, Mounis, Maria, Pelissier, Millard, Pala, Simon, Bousquet, Paea, Cardace, Baile, Garcia.

Last match: Won 30-14 at home to Huddersfield

Super League summary

Wigan won 13 (includes wins in 2008, 2011 and 2012 play-offs)

Catalan Dragons won 7

1 draw

Wigan highest score: 58-0 (H, 2010) (also widest margin)

Catalan Dragons highest score: 47-28 (A, 2011) (also widest margin)

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