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Matt Peet makes huge Wigan selection decision

Wigan Warriors make the short trip to Leigh Sports Village to face the Leigh Leopards on tonight in front of what’s expected to be a packed-out stadium.

Whilst this game was always going to be interesting given it’s the so-called ‘Battle of the Borough’ it wasn’t a given at the start of the season in regards to competitiveness.

Many expected Leigh to struggle in their first campaign back in Super League and the trend of promoted teams going straight back down also hindered their hopes.

Despite that the Leopards have been brilliant upon their return and are actually only two points behind Wigan, sitting on three wins from six compared to Wigan’s four wins.

The team news is now in and Matt Peet has made a huge call in dropping halfback Cade Cust after taking him off mid-way through the game last week.

Jai Field joins Harry Smith in the halves, Bevan French moves to fullback with Abbas Miski on the wing.

Meanwhile, Joe Shorrocks plays against the club he played for just a week ago after returning to Wigan after impressing at Leigh on loan in recent weeks.

As for Leigh, former Wigan man Zak Hardaker plays at centre with Gareth O’Brien at fullback and Ben Reynolds joining Lachlan Lam in the halves.

Kai O’Donnell starts in the backrow with no Shorrocks.

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