Challenge Cup final: Team news, kick-off times & TV coverage
Here is everything you need to know about the Challenge Cup final, including team news, kick-off times and television coverage. Wigan captain Tommy Leuluai has been named in Matt Peet’s squad despite missing the last six matches with a knee injury. Warriors hooker Sam Powell will serve the final game of his six-match suspension. Huddersfield coach Ian Watson has named Will Pryce in his squad after the exciting teenager completed his 10-match ban. However, France international Theo Fages has been ruled out of the game through injury.
Speaking at the Challenge Cup press conference on Monday, Watson confirmed that star forward Chris McQueen will play in the final after being ‘wrapped in cotton wool’. Pryce and McQueen replace Jake Wardle and Sebastine Ikahihifo in Huddersfield’s squad. Huddersfield: Pryce, McGillvary, Leutele, Golding, Lolohea, Hill, Levi, Lawrence, Jones, McQueen, Yates, English, Greenwood, Cogger, Trout, O’Brien, Wilson, Cudjoe, Russell, I Senior, Hewitt. Wigan: French, Bibby, Thornley, Marshall, Cust, Leuluai, Singleton, Mago, Isa, Farrell, Bateman, Smithies, Ellis, Smith, Partington, Havard, Byrne, Shorrocks, Field, Miski, O’Neill. Wigan coach Matt Peet says he is expecting his side to face Huddersfield star Will Pryce in Saturday’s Challenge Cup final.
“One thing about Huddersfield is that, regardless of who they have got in, they’re very well organised. “It’s not a week where massive individuals matter, which is a big compliment to Ian and his team. Watson says he would not hesitate to play Pryce on Saturday if needed. He said: “I’ve got no problems with throwing young Will in. “If he has to come in and cover for someone he will do a real good job.
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