Wigan coach Shaun Wane may be forced to move Sam Tomkins to half-back for Sunday’s Magic Weekend clash with Leeds.
Wane handed a debut to 18-year-old scrum half George Williams in last Saturday’s 64-6 win over London, but he won’t feature against the Rhinos.
First choice number seven Matty Smith remains a doubt with a shoulder injury, meaning Tomkins could make the switch from full-back, despite scoring a remarkable 24 tries in his last 10 games.
Wane said: “I probably won’t risk George in this game. It’s going to be a really intense, tough arm wrestle.
The Warriors have won their last 10 games, and face a Leeds side smarting from back-to-back defeats.
It will only be the second time in seven Magic Weekends that Wigan haven’t faced derby rivals St Helens, who instead take on Warrington.