Dragons vs Wigan: Match Preview
Six months after their last game at home, Catalans Dragons are back to Brutus. The Dragons will host Wigan Warriors on Saturday 12th September in the Super League Round 12.
On Saturday, the Gilbert Brutus Stadium will be able to host 5,000 fans, the maximum number of fans allowed from the French Government. A healthcare protocol will need to be respected for the next home games. Here is a reminder of useful information for the Saturday’s game at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium, click here to see the fan’s guide at Brutus.
The Dragons are back in action this weekend. Steve McNamara’s men are currently top of the league after the Super League and the RFL approved a number of changes regarding fixtures, the league table. For the first time since the introduction of the Super League in 1996, the final table will be determined by points percentage. From now, the Dragons are leaders with a 71.43% win rate after winning 5 games out of 7. They are ahead of St Helens, Warrington and Wigan. These 3 clubs have a 70.00% win rate with 7 wins in 10 games
After being suspended in the 6th Round of the Challenge Cup against Wakefield, Sam Tomkins is back to the squad to face his former club.
On Saturday, the staff will be without Josh Drinkwater, Tom Davies, Micky McIlorum, David Mead and Sam Moa.
Here is Catalans Dragons’ 21-man squad to host Wigan Warriors on Saturday:
The Dragons have only won one of their five last games against Wigan. Since 2006, they have won 9 games out of 37.
Head-to-Head (37 games):
9 wins for the Dragons
27 wins for Wigan
Last five meetings:
06.09.19 | Wigan Warriors 46 – 12 Catalans Dragons | DW Stadium
18.05.19 | Catalans Dragons 33 – 16 Wigan Warriors | Camp Nou
31.03.19 | Wigan Warriors 42 – 0 Catalans Dragons | DW Stadium
18.08.18 | Catalans Dragons 6 – 35 Wigan Warriors | Stade Gilbert Brutus
27.07.18 | Wigan Warriors 25 – 20 Catalans Dragons | DW Stadium
History: Dragons vs Wigan
11.02.2006 | Dragons 38 – 30 Wigan
Catalans Dragons: Frayssinous, Murphy, Sadaoui, Wilson, Hughes, Rudder, Jones, Beattie, Rinaldi, Fellous, Guisset, Fakir, Hindmarsh | Subs: Jampy, Mounis, Guigue, Chan
T: Hughes, Frayssinous, Fakir, Guigue, Murphy (2), Hindmarsh.
G: Frayssinous (5)
On the 11th February 2006, Catalans Dragons played their first ever Super League match. In front of more than 11,000 fans at the Aimé Giral Stadium, Justin Murphy’s teammates beat Wigan 38-30.
18.05.2019 | Dragons 33 – 16 Wigan
Catalans Dragons: Gigot, Yaha, Mead, Wiliame, Tierney, Langi, Bird, Bousquet, McIlorum, Moa, Edwards, Whitley, Casty | Subs: Garcia, Simon, Baitieri, Kasiano
T: McIlorum, Mead 2, Langi, Kasiano
G: Tony Gigot 6
DG: Tony Gigot
On the 18th May 2019, the Dragons faced Wigan Warriors at the Camp Nou. A new Betfred Super League attendance record was set for the occasion in Barcelona. The Dragons produced a powerful display to beat Wigan 33-16 in front of a crowd of 31,555 fans.
Sam Tomkins vs Bevan French
How to follow?
- Official club website
- Catalans Dragons’ app
- Sky Sports
- La Chaine l’Equipe (delayed broadcast at 8.30pm on Saturday)
- France Bleu Roussillon
Agenda of the week | Super League Round 12
Thursday 10th September
6.00pm | Hull FC vs Wakefield
8.15pm | Castleford vs Warrington
Friday 11th September
6.00pm| St Helens vs Hull KR
8.15pm | Leeds vs Huddersfield
Saturday 12th September
6.00pm | Dragons vs Wigan