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Grand Final build-up: Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves past meetings of 2018

Warriors players celebrate a job well done at Magic Weekend
Warriors players celebrate a job well done at Magic Weekend

This is the sixth meeting between Wigan and Warrington this year. Here is how the last five played out…

February 23:

Warrington 16 Wigan 10

Days after the Warriors had returned the UK after a tour Down Under which included a win over Hull FC and a defeat to South Sydney, Warrington were victors at the HJ.

Liam Marshall and Tony Clubb were Wigan’s try scorers on a night when they under-performed but rallied towards the end.

May 19

Wigan 38 Warrington 10

Warriors produced arguably their performance of the season (so far) when they demolished Warrington at Magic Weekend.

The crowd at St James’ Park saw tries from Sam Powell, Sam Tomkins, John Bateman, George Williams, Liam Marshall and Tom Davies.

June 2

Warrington 23 Wigan 0

Wigan’s route to Wembley was blocked at the quarter-final stage on an afternoon where everything that could go wrong did in front of the BBC cameras. Ryan Sutton also sustained a nasty knee injury.

The less said about this game, the better.

July 6

Wigan 13 Warrington 12

The first clash between these two sides at the DW this term was a thriller.

Wigan were out-scored three tries to two, with former Warrior Josh Charnley going over in the final moments to bring the Wolves level.

But Wiganer Stefan Ratchford missed the touchline conversion, allowing Josh Woods to nail a one-pointer with 23 seconds left to give Warriors the spoils.

September 14

Wigan 26 Warrington 6

This Super 8s game felt quite flat despite Wigan being just two points up with 20 minutes to go.

Tommy Leuluai dislocated his finger scoring the only try of the first half before Stefan Ratchford replied.

But Dom Manfredi, returning from a two-year injury absence, brought the game to life in the final 10 minutes with two tries, and Ryan Sutton capped off the win with the final score of the night.