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Wigan Warriors v Penrith Panthers: How to watch, TV channel, head-to-head stats & team news

The latest news and information for Wigan Warriors v Penrith Panthers in the World Club Challenge. How to watch, TV channel and game stats.

Super League champions Wigan Warriors take on back-to-back NRL Premiers Penrith Panthers in the World Club Challenge at the DW Stadium on Saturday.

The Warriors are looking to emulate their bitter rivals St Helens, who stunned the Panthers in Penrith with a 13-12 victory just over a year ago.

Despite having started their season Wigan are rated as 8/5 underdogs to win this world title bout, while Penrith are warm favourites at 8/15, and the tie is a 22/1 shot.

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How to watch Wigan Warriors v Penrith Panthers and TV channel

The World Club Challenge between Wigan Warriors and Penrith Panthers is available to watch live on BBC Two and Sky Sports Arena and coverage starts on both channels at 19:30 GMT.

Wigan Warriors v Penrith Panthers kick-off time and venue

Wigan Warriors v Penrith Panthers will kick off at 20:00 GMT at the DW Stadium in Wigan on Saturday 24th February 2024.

Wigan Warriors v Penrith Panthers stats and head-to-head record (H2H)

Wigan won their opening match of the new Super League season with a convincing 32-4 victory at Castleford Tigers. 

The NRL season is yet to get underway but Penrith won 18 of their 24 regular-season matches in 2023.

Wigan won 21-4 at Liverpool's Anfield Stadium in 1991 on the only occasion they have faced Penrith.

Wigan Warriors v Penrith Panthers head-to-head record (H2H)

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Wigan Warriors v Penrith Panthers team news

Wigan Warriors team news

Luke Thompson will miss out on concussion protocols after failing a head injury assessment in the win over Castleford Tigers, while Kruise Leeming is a major doubt after finishing the victory over the Tigers at the weekend with his leg heavily bandaged.

Harry Smith was sin-binned in the win at Castleford and will await the outcome of a disciplinary panel review to see if he is suspended for the clash with Penrith Panthers.

Penrith Panthers team news

Inspirational half-back Jarome Luai will miss out with a shoulder injury but the Panthers otherwise travel to the UK with a full squad to choose from.

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