What Wigan Warriors fans can expect to discover this week

Wigan fans won't have long to wait to see their side back in action.

Sunday, 28th March 2021, 3:07 pm
Updated Sunday, 28th March 2021, 3:28 pm
Will Jackson Hastings return to the side to face Wakefield?

And before their Thursday clash with Wakefield, there will be plenty of activity for Adrian Lam's side.

On Monday, they discover who they will meet first in this year's Challenge Cup competition.

The 12 Super League clubs - and four lower-league sides who progressed this weekend - will go into the hat for the third round draw, which takes place at 9.35am and will be streamed on the BBC website. The games take place April 8-11.

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Later on Monday, the RFL's match review panel will review the Super League matches and decide whether to issue any charges.

And Lam will be hoping none of his players face bans, with Sky Sports' Barrie McDermott suggesting Thomas Leuluai may come under scrutiny for a knee-high tackle in Friday's 20-18 win against Leigh.

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Also on Monday, Lam is set to address the media for his weekly pre-match press conference.

He will be asked whether centre Oliver Gildart is in the mix to return from a groin strain which ruled him out of their Super League opener, and also whether Jackson Hastings will come back into the side.

Aside from Jai Field - out for six weeks with a hamstring strain - Lam had reported no fresh injury concerns from their opening day win.

At noon on Tuesday, the Warriors boss will reveal his provisional 21-man squad for the game against Wakefield.

And they will take on Wakefield on Thursday in a behind-closed-doors match at St Helens, which will be screened on Sky Sports and kicks-off at 6pm.