Ticket NewsAnother bumper crowd is on the cards at The Halliwell Jones Stadium as Warrington Wolves play host to the Engage Super League and World Club Champions Bradford Bulls on Sunday, April 23.With limited availability left in the East, South and North Stands the club will operate a pay-on-the-gate system on the West Stand for all supporters to encourage fans to mix together and enjoy the thrill andspills of the Engage Super League.Once again supporters are urged to buy early to avoid disappointment as the club prepare for an attendance in excess of 11,000. Record season ticket sales of almost 8,000 means that very few tickets remain on a match-to-match basis and fans need to be quick to purchase the few remaining available seats.Ticketing Manager Dave Gittins, comments: "With Bradford's impressive travelling support and the boisterous home crowd this encounter has the makings of a classic. The West Stand is rapidly becoming an area for fans from both clubs to enjoy the action, the banter and all the entertainment on offer at The Halliwell Jones Stadium."Ticket remaining on sale: o North Stand - 400 remainingo East Stand - 60 remainingo South Stand - 300 remainingo West Stand - Pay on the Gate
Wolfweb FanzoneWarrington Wolves are looking for four supporters to make the new Wolfweb Fanzone Panel.Each week warringtonwolves.com will pose a topical question to the panel that they will have to respond to in around 250 words. To qualify you must be a season ticket holder with good written skills. To enter simply e-mail your full name, a head and shoulder photograph and tell us the stand you watch home games from email@example.com. You will need to answer our first question (below) and be able to respond to the weekly questions within 48 hours. Wolves Fanzone Panel...Question One Club captain Paul Rauhihi has returned from a lengthy lay-off with a hamstring tear, what do you make of his return to action so far and what can the New Zealand test prop bring to the club in the long run?
Cullens CommentPaul Cullen discusses the Easter games and looks towards another encounter with Super League Champions Bradford Bulls this weekend.Five wins, five defeats what are your thoughts on the season so far?With the exception of the St Helens game, 4 defeats too many.Is confidence growing within the camp?Yes, with every session. The press have described watching The Wolves as a rollercoaster ride full of ups and downs; both Warrington and Bradford have shown this season just how unpredictable the competition can be. Is consistency possible in the modern game?To win when not at your peak is the Holy Grail of coaching. The form cycle is more obvious at the clubs without all the internationals.After a disappointing result on Good Friday your players responded in style, does this speak volumes of the character within the squad?It shows that when we play to instruction and execute the plays we canwin. Once again you have shown your ability on the road, but with only one win at home would it be fair to say you are yet to show the home crowd all the sides' qualities?The venue is not relevant, purely circumstantial, individual errors have cost us games not the stadium, or the pitch, or the weather, or the referee.Henry Fa'afili now has 12 tries for the season; do you rate him as one of the finest finishers in Super League?Henry's record at this club speaks for itself. How do you think Paul Rauhihi has acquitted himself since his return from injury?He is becoming the dominant force that we expected him to be. Once again Paul Wood impressed in the early tussle, has his continued progression and development as an integral cog in your side pleased you?We are very proud of his achievements and progression so far and hope hecontinues to full international standard. You described Lee Briers as an intelligent player, what kind of influence does he have on those around him?He gives them confidence ensuring their energies and effort will not be wasted.Does the win at Odsal give you any edge over Bradford?No more than their previous wins gave them an edge over us.
20 Man SquadPaul Cullen has named his initial 20-man squad to face the Bradford Bulls, under the new leadership of Steve McNamara this Sunday: Stuart ReardonSimon GrixBrent GroseHenry Fa'afiliChris LeikvollMichael SullivanLee BriersJon ClarkePaul RauhihiDanny LimaMartin GleesonPaul WoodRob ParkerPaul NooneBen WestwoodLogan SwannMike WainwrightRichie BarnettMark HiltonMark Gleeson
Injury Hit Wolves Prepare for BullsWolves centre Toa Kohe-Love and half back Chris Bridge have been ruled out of Sunday's encounter between Warrington and Bradford at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, kick off 3pm.The former Bulls duo will miss the clash against their old club, while Jon Clarke, Chris Leikvoll and Mark Gleeson all face a race against time to be fit for the visit of the Engage Super League Champions.Warrington Wolves Head Coach Paul Cullen, said: "We paid a high price for our runaway victory against Castleford Tigers on Monday with four players leaving the field, not being able to return; finishing the game with 12 to avoid any further injury to Lee Briers.""Our medical staff have been busy all week but time has been their biggest enemy in the bid to have the injured ready to meet the challenge of the Bulls.""It is at times like this that the squad system is so important and the fact that we have given a number of the younger players first team opportunities means they will not come into a strange environment if needed."
Post-Match CommentWolves Coach Paul Cullen gives his view on the 64-6 victory over the Castleford Tigers at The Jungle in round 10 of the engage Super League.
18 Man SquadPaul Cullen has named his 18-man squad to face Castleford Tigers on Monday at Wheldon Road, the game is live on Sky Sports and kicks off at 5.35pm.Warrington:Brent GroseHenry FaĈafiliMartin GleesonToa Kohe-LoveStuart ReardonLee BriersMichael SullivanChris LeikvollJon ClarkeLogan SwannMike Wainwright Paul NooneMark GleesonBen WestwoodPaul WoodRob ParkerPaul RauhihiSimon Grix
Bridge Backing GrixInjured Chris Bridge is backing his friend Simon Grix to solve Warrington Wolves half back crisis. Bridge, was carried off early in the first half of the Round 9 engage Super League encounter with local rivals Salford City Reds after going down to a heavy tackle close to the Salford line.He will be sidelined for the Bank Holiday Monday clash with Castleford Tigers along with Lee Briers (dead leg) as Paul Cullen is forced to reshuffle his pack.Several options are available with utility players switching to half-back, however Chris Bridge believes the recent form of Yorkshireman Simon Grix may well see him feature in the seventeen.The former Halifax man has been named in The Wolves initial 20 man squad for the trip to The Jungle. Grix made his competitive debut in Primrose and Blue recently in Warrington's 52-0 Powergen Challenge Cup victory over London Skolars.The 20-year-old has also featured in five out of the six Senior Academy league triumphs which has left Gary Chambers side top of the tree.Grix, who is fighting for an extended contract at The Halliwell Jones (his current deal expires in November) has battled through a serious injury which he sustained just weeks before the start of the 2005 season. The injury wrecked Grix's first year at the club, after signing from his home town club.His adaptability means he may well feature in Cullen's plans for the trip in either the three-quarters, stand-off or loose forward position. Grix's final appearance for Halifax was at stand-off in their dramatic NL1 Qualifying Series Final comeback against York which preserved their NL1 status.Chris Bridge explained "I hope Simon gets a chance at Cas because he was knocking on the door anyway and because he is a utility player who has the ability to step in when we have men out. He is a top all round player, who has enough talent to play anywhere on the field. He has really impressed me when playing for The 21s so far this season."Loose forward is probably his best position at present, but he can slot in at half back."Wolves fans will be anxiously waiting the return of Chris Bridge and captain Lee Briers.Chris added: "It's a bit of a waiting game now, obviously I'm glad it's not a break. At the moment I can't put my weight on my leg and I'll have a scan during the week to work out the full extent of the injury. Hopefully it won't be too long until I'm back."
Team News - Round 10Coach Paul Cullen has named his initial 20-man squad to face newly promoted Castleford Tigers on Monday Live on Sky Sports.Warrington Team:Stuart ReardonSimon GrixBrent GroseHenry FaĈafiliChris LeikvollMichael SullivanJon ClarkePaul RauhihiDanny LimaMartin GleesonPaul WoodRob ParkerPaul NooneBen WestwoodLogan SwannMike WainwrightToa Kohe-LoveRichie BarnettMark HiltonMark Gleeson
Bridge - No BreakWolves half-back Chris Bridge has not broken any bones as first feared, initial x-rays of the leg/foot have come up clear.Bridge was carried off early in the first half of the Round 9 engage Super League encounter with local rivals Salford City Reds after going down heavy in a tackle close to the Salford line. Further scans will performed over the weekend to diagnose the extent of the injury.