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Wigan Warriors v St Helens: How to watch, TV channel, kick-off time, head-to-head stats and team news

Wigan Warriors and St Helens meet on Friday for the second time this season with little to separate the fierce rivals at the top of the Super League standings.

The Cherry and Whites extended their winning run to seven with a 24-8 win over Leigh Leopards last Friday and can now look forward to a third home match in a row.

Meanwhile, the Saints have suffered back-to-back defeats against Salford Red Devils and Castleford Tigers since their last win in mid-June. 

Wigan currently lead the Super League table on 26 points, four ahead of second-placed Saints.

Wigan Warriors v St Helens

How to watch Wigan Warriors v St Helens and TV channel

The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action.

Wigan Warriors v St Helens kick-off time, date and venue

Wigan Warriors v St Helens will kick off at 20:00 (BST) on Friday 12th July and will be played at the Brick Community Stadium in Wigan.

Wigan Warriors v St Helens stats and head-to-head record (H2H)

Twelve wins in the last 15 head-to-head meetings have seen Saints forge ahead of Wigan with eight more victories than their rivals during the Super League era.

Saints have won 48 times to Wigan’s 40 with four of the derbies played since 1996 finishing up as draws. 

Wigan Warriors v St Helens head-to-head record (H2H)

Wigan Warriors wins

40

St Helens wins

48

*H2H stats refer to all competitions since 2009

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Wigan Warriors v St Helens team news

Wigan Warriors team news

Wigan will need to find a hooker from somewhere within their squad after regular starter Brad O'Neill was handed a one-match ban following a lifting challenge on Leigh prop Rob Mulhern during their previous match.

The incident resulted in O'Neill being sent to the sin-bin and the Rugby Football League's match review panel subsequently decided on the suspension.

Wigan look likely to be without their other hookers, Kruise Leeming and Tom Forber, through injury, with centre Adam Keighran the only other member of their squad with experience of the key position.

Matt Peet could ask versatile bench player Ryan Hampshire to fill in there if he wants to cause as little disruption to the line-up as possible. 

St Helens team news

Moses Mbye also received a one-match ban for a late hit in Saints’ unexpected loss to Castleford and his absence could hinder Paul Wellens’ plans to shake up the side in response to consecutive poor displays.

Mbye was deputising for injured hooker Daryl Clark - who has a chance of returning this weekend - last Friday with youngster Jake Burns seeing some action off the bench.

Burns signed his first full-time contract earlier this year and it would be a big ask for him to start in a game of such magnitude.

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