Warrington v Wigan: Squads named for Stefan Ratchford testimonial

Both Warrington and Wigan have named their squads ahead of Stefan Ratchford’s testimonial match on Saturday.

The match, which will take place at the Haliwell Jones Stadium, will be Daryl Powell’s first match since taking charge at The Wire.

Meanwhile, Wigan boss Matt Peet will take charge of his second match with the club, after overseeing their win over Championship side Newcastle.

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Ratchford is celebrating 10 years at Warrington, after signing from Salford ahead of the 2012 season.

Since then, Ratchford has helped Warrington to two Challenge Cup titles (2012 and 2019) and the League Leaders Shield in 2016.

After this match, Warrington have one more pre-season friendly, as they host Salford in a testimonial match for Lee Mossop, while Wigan will have no further matches before the start of the Super League season.

Warrington 20-man squad

Daryl Powell has named a strong side for his first match in charge of Warrington. Peter Mata’utia, Oliver Holmes and Joe Bullock are all set to make their debuts for the club. Meanwhile, Billy Magoulias, James Harrison and Greg Minikin will have to wait. Magoulias picked up an ankle injury in pre-season, while Harrison and Minikin continue their recoveries from knee injuries picked up during the 2021 season. Toby King and Jack Hughes are also unavailable.

1 Stefan Ratchford

2 Josh Charnley

3 Peter Mata’utia

5 Matty Ashton

6 Gareth Widdop

7 George Williams

8 Joe Philbin

9 Daryl Clark

10 Mike Cooper

11 Ben Currie

12 Oliver Holmes

14 Jason Clark

15 Joe Bullock

16 Danny Walker

17 Matt Davis

19 Robbie Mulhern

22 Josh Thewlis

23 Connor Wrench

24 Ellis Longstaff

27 Riley Dean

Wigan 25-man squad

Matt Peet has opted for a more senior side this time against Warrington. From the 23-man squad that played Newcastle, 12 players have kept their spots. Cade Cust and Kaide Ellis could make their first appearances for the club, and Iain Thornley could make his first appearance since returning to the club.

2 Jake Bibby

4 Iain Thornley

5 Liam Marshall

6 Cade Cust

7 Thomas Leuluai

8 Brad Singleton

9 Sam Powell

10 Patrick Mago

11 Willie Isa

12 Liam Farrell

13 John Bateman

14 Morgan Smithies

15 Kaide Ellis

16 Harry Smith

17 Oliver Partington

20 Liam Byrne

21 Kai Pearce-Paul

22 Joe Shorrocks

23 Jai Field

24 Abbas Miski

25 Sam Halsall

27 Umyla Hanley

28 Brad O’Neill

Zach Eckersley

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