Wigan Warriors are set to make history in the 2022 Super League season.
They will be the first Super League side to play two French teams in back-to-back weeks in the competition’s history.
The Warriors have a date with newly-promoted side Toulouse Olympique on Saturday 5 March at the Stade Ernest Wallon and will then play the Catalans Dragons at the Stade Gilbert Brutus a week later.
It’s a daunting task for Wigan in just rounds four and five of the 2022 Super League season and will be a major ask for Matt Peet in his first year as Wigan head coach following the departure of Adrian Lam.
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Rounds 4 and 5 will see the Warriors create history in 2022 – becoming the first @SuperLeague team to play two separate French teams away in the same week!
— Wigan Warriors 🍒⚪️ (@WiganWarriorsRL) November 28, 2021
Peet was appointed the Warriors’ new boss with Sean O’Loughlin and Lee Briers appointed as his two assistants, with Shaun Wane taking a leadership role upon his return to the DW Stadium.
The Warriors finished fourth last season, but exited the play-offs at the first time of asking when Leeds Rhinos visited in an 8-0 loss.
More is expected of Wigan next time around, however, with new signings Cade Cust, Abbas Miski, Patrick Mago and Kaide Ellis bringing a wealth of NRL experience, whilst Iain Thornley knows how the club ticks having spent his time growing up at Wigan to become a professional.
Meanwhile, Ramon Silva becomes the first Brazilian player to make it to a Super League side after he joined the club from London Broncos.