Warriors and Vikings prepare for battle


It was only confirmed this morning that the game was going ahead after a pitch inspection by the referee.

Wigan Warriors and Widnes Vikings will do battle after all after surviving the worst the Beast from the East had to throw at them.

The Warriors had started the season well with two straight victories against Salford Red Devils and against Hull FC in Australia. But they will want to bounce back after a disappointing defeat to Warrington Wolves last week.

Wigan have made just one change from that defeat in Warrington with a fit again Joe Burgess returning to the squad in the place of Craig Mullen.

As for Widnes, they have had a 50% start to the season after winning two and losing two of their four games. Their last outing was an impressive victory against the defending champions of the Super League Leeds Rhinos.

Jay Chapelhow, Stanton Albert and Chris Dean all drop out of the Widnes squad in place of Charly Runciman, Anthony Gerrard and ex Warriors forward Greg Burke.

The match kicks off at 8pm and the referee will be Robert Hicks.

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