Wakefield Trinity vs Wigan Warriors: Kick-off time, TV channel and predicted line-ups

Both Wakefield and Wigan will be feeling confident as they head into a Challenge Cup quarter-final.

Trinity have won the last four games including consecutive wins over Warrington the latter of which fired them into the last eight of the competition.

Wigan also defeated Super League opposition in the last round as they nilled Salford. They’ll be look to win a major final for the first time since 2018 this season and have a good chance in the cup just two games away from the final.

Kick-off time and TV channel

The game kicks off at 14:30.

TV coverage starts at 14:00 on BBC Two.

Predicted Line-ups

Wakefield Trinity
The big call will be whether Tom Johnstone features after an injury scare last week against Salford. If unavailable, young Lewis Murphy will feature on the wing. There’s also a question over whether Lee Gaskell will feature. Unlikely to start, will Willie Poching include him on the bench or will his focus be on size with David Fifita available after being left out of the side who defeated Salford last week.

1 Max Jowitt
19 Liam Kay
4 Reece Lyne
30 Corey Hall
2 Tom Johnstone
6 Jacob Miller
7 Mason Lino
10 Tinirau Arona
9 Liam Hood
12 Kelepi Tanginoa
16 James Batchelor
13 Jay Pitts
11 Matty Ashurst
Substitutes
8 Eddie Battye
14 Jordy Crowther
15 Jai Whitbread
35 David Fifita

Wigan Warriors
Matt Peet has a few big calls to make. Firstly, does Thomas Leuluai return despite the drop goal heroics of Harry Smith last week? You’d expect so which would be cruel again on Smith who has been the drop goal hero twice this season and in a cup tie such heroics may be key. However, Bevan French’s place in the squad means the Warriors may have all the heroics they need such is his scoring prowess. He may figure on the wing after Liam Marshall’s injury or perhaps we’ll see Iain Thornley start there. A cup final hero for Wigan in the past having scored in the 2013 final, he’s not played since injury in Round One. Sam Halsall is also a potential option out wide. Of course, it’s highly likely two of these three will feature in the backs unless Peet goes with Bateman at centre again.

23 Jai Field
1 Bevan French
2 Jake Bibby
4 Iain Thornley
3 Zak Hardaker
6 Cade Cust
7 Thomas Leuluai
8 Brad Singleton
9 Sam Powell
20 Liam Byrne
12 Liam Farrell
13 John Bateman
11 Willie Isa
Substitutes
10 Patrick Mago
14 Morgan Smithies
17 Oliver Partington
19 Ethan Havard

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