In the biggest game of the Round and one of the biggest of the season, unbeaten League Leaders Warrington Wolves host rivals Wigan Warriors who sit second and defeated Champions St Helens last week.
The game will be a test of which side is currently best placed to push into the second third of the season and really chase the League Leaders’ Shield.
It is set to be in front of a record crowd.
Kick-off time and TV Channel
The game kicks off at 20:00.
TV coverage starts at 19:30 on Sky Sports.
The Wolves have lost Gil Dudson and Joe Philbin to bans.
James Harrison is still absent but Daryl Clark returns to the mix.
The Wolves have youngsters Lucas Green, Leon Hayes, Jamie Reddecliff, Luke Thomas and Tom Whitehead in the squad.
📋 Squad News is in! Two days to go 👊
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— Warrington Wolves (@WarringtonRLFC) April 12, 2023
Wigan coach Matt Peet has named his 21-man squad for the Round Nine clash with Warrington at the Halliwell Jones Stadium and has been forced to bring back a player midway through a loan spell in the Championship.
The Wigan Head Coach has made two changes to the squad. Mike Cooper will miss the remainder of the season, whilst Morgan Smithies is unavailable due to a one-match suspension, in their places come Harvie Hill who has been recalled from a short loan with Toulouse Olympique and Willie Isa who is back available after his one-match suspension.
📋 𝙎𝙌𝙐𝘼𝘿 𝙉𝙀𝙒𝙎
Matt Peet has made two changes to his 21-man squad for Friday's @SuperLeague Round 9 visit to @WarringtonRLFC!
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— Wigan Warriors 🍒⚪️ (@WiganWarriorsRL) April 12, 2023
The game will be shown live on Sky Sports as Wigan look to end Warrington’s unbeaten start to the season.
If they do so, they will have beaten the Champions and the Champions Elect in consecutive games.