Wigan confirm plans for Hull KR match

Wigan Warriors have confirmed their match with Hull Kingston Rovers will kick-off at 8 PM on March 28th.

The club had previously not stated the time on the match as it clashed with Wigan Athletic’s football fixture against Rochdale.

However, the Warriors have revealed that their football neighbours have rearranged their fixture to take place at 1.30PM on the same day, with the Warriors then playing just over six hours later.

Chairman Ian Lenagan said: “We requested formally of the RFL in September that this known fixture clash be avoided in the 2016 Super League fixturing.  That did not happen. 

“Consequently, both Wigan Warriors and Wigan Athletic have been working collaboratively to resolve this issue as early as possible. The solution will see both teams play at the DW Stadium on the same day for the first time since the stadium opened in 1999.

“We apologise to Wigan fans for this change of timing which is completely outside of our control and thank Wigan Athletic, Hull KR and Rochdale AFC for their cooperation and positive assistance in allowing the match at least to take place on Easter Monday rather than at another venue or being postponed.”

Wigan have already rearranged one game this season, with their match against Salford on Thursday originally planned to be played on Friday. However, the game was moved as Wigan Athletic have a game on this weekend and it was decided that the DW Stadium pitch would need additional time to recover.