Bridge Clear of BreakInitial x-rays on an arm injury sustained by Chris Bridge on Friday evening have shown no break.It was feared that Bridge had suffered a broken arm during the game against St Helens, however the young scrum half has only suffered heavy bruising.He is expected to be available to feature in Warrington Wolves 20 mansquad to play Wigan Warriors this Friday evening.
Pitch Looking GoodA precautionary pitch inspection is set to take place at 5pm at The Halliwell Jones Stadium ahead of this eveningĂs fixture.Covers have protected the playing surface and blowing devices are being used to soften areas on the pitch before the game between Warrington Wolves and St Helens.Match referee Ian Smith will inspect the pitch and further news will be released ahead of the 8pm kick-off. The club are very confident that the fixture will go ahead as planned.The Senior Academy fixture for Sunday between the same two clubs has been called off due to a frozen pitch at Wilderspool. The game will be replayed on Monday, March 6 at 7.30pm.
Team News - Rnd 4Wolves forward Rob Parker has failed to shake off an ankle injury ahead of the game against St Helens this Friday. Head Coach Paul Cullen will also be without Logan Swann, who is still suffering the ill affects of a virus. Stuart Reardon (hand) and Paul Rauhihi (hamstring) remain sidelined.Brent GroseHenry FaĂafiliMartin GleesonToa Kohe-LoveLee BriersMichael SullivanChris BridgeChris LeikvollJon ClarkeMark HiltonMike WainwrightPaul NooneMark GleesonBen WestwoodPaul WoodDanny LimaRichie BarnettAndy Bracek
Wolves Sell OutWarrington Wolves are delighted to announce that FridayĂs fixture against St Helens at The Halliwell Jones Stadium has now completely sold out.A capacity crowd of over 13,000 spectators is expected for this hotly anticipated Engage Super League XI fixture, meaning any fans without a valid ticket will now not gain access to the stadium.As no further tickets remain for the away end, the club advises any St Helens junior season ticket holders that havenĂt already exchanged their voucher for a ticket not to attend, as entry will be refused. No cash transactions will be accepted at any turnstiles and no further tickets will be available for sale.
Wolves Head for Total Sell-OutAll tickets in general spectators areas for FridayĂs fixture against St Helens have now sold out, however a limited number of hospitality spaces are available to purchase within both the East and North Stands.Any unsold hospitality seats will go on sale as standard seats to the general public at 1pm on Thursday.Only fans with a valid ticket can access the ground on Friday, and any Saints Junior season ticket holders that havenĂt already exchanged their away voucher will not be allowed access at the turnstiles.
Team NewsPaul Cullen has selected his initial 20-man squad for this Fridays clash with local rivals St Helens, welcomed back into the squad are Rob Parker and young forward Andy Bracek, but the Wolves are still without Stuart Reardon (hand) and Paul Rauhihi (hamstring).Brent GroseHenry FaĂafiliMartin GleesonToa Kohe-LoveLee Briers (c)Michael SullivanChris BridgeChris LeikvollJon ClarkeMark HiltonLogan SwannMike WainwrightPaul NooneMark GleesonBen WestwoodPaul WoodDanny LimaRichie BarnettRob ParkerAndy Bracek
Wolves Heading for Sell OutLess than 200 tickets now remain in home areas for this FridayĂs fixture against St Helens at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.The local clash in 2005 drew WarringtonĂs biggest home crowds of the season and this year looks to be no different, fewer than 100 south tickets remain, whilst the both the North and East have fewer than 50 seats each.Due to the number of away supporters that St Helens are expected to bring on the evening, the South Stand season ticket holders cannot use their season ticket to access the West Stand for this game.Ticket Office Manager, Dave Gittins comments: "As with most home games this season, the South, East and North Stands will sell out prior to gameday, meaning any fans wanting tickets need to purchase quickly to guarantee entry to this eagerly anticipated fixture. Because St Helens traditionally sell all of their West Stand allocation, a full house of over 13,000 is expected at The Halliwell Jones Stadium for the first time this year."Remaining tickets are available at Wolfware or via the ticket hotline on (01925) 248888.
Lima Hoping for Home ImprovementWarrington Wolves go in search of their first win of the Engage Super League XI campaign at home to Hull on Saturday (kick off 6pm). Explosive Samoan front-rower Danny Lima is among those in the 18 man squad for the fixture and believes this weekend is the perfect time for The Wolves to live up to their potential on the field in front of Sky Sports cameras.Ahead of the game Lima said: "We need to get back to playing the basic stuff well, playing simple Rugby and completing our sets. A new season brings hype at every club, now we want to get out on to the field and perform as we know we can. Nobody at The Halliwell Jones Stadium is panicking despite two defeats, we are staying very positive.""Hull are a big strong side, they have quality players and have started off flying. We will respect them, but not fear them." Henry Fa'afili has recovered from a head and ankle injury sustained in an incident against Huddersfield, Chris Leikvoll also returns to the squad following a short lay off with a neck injury. Andy Bracek (virus) is unavailable, while Paul Rauhihi (hamstring) and Rob Parker (ankle) and Stuart Reardon (hand) remain out.Wolves 18 man squad:Brent GroseHenry Fa'afiliMartin GleesonToa Kohe-LoveLee BriersMichael SullivanChris LeikvollJon ClarkeMark HiltonLogan SwannMike WainwrightPaul NooneMark GleesonBen WestwoodPaul WoodDanny LimaRichie BarnettChris Bridge
Rd 3 Team NewsCoach Paul Cullen has named his initial 20-man squad for the clash with Hull FC this saturday evening at the Halliwell-Jones Stadium, live on Sky Sports.20 Man Squad:Brent GroseHenry Fa'afiliMartin Gleeson Toa Kohe-LoveLee BriersMichael SullivanChris LeikvollJon ClarkeMark HiltonLogan SwannMike WainwrightPaul NooneMark GleesonBen WestwoodPaul WoodDanny LimaRichie BarnettSimon GrixAndrew BracekChris Bridge
Wolves Community is a Blue PrintThe unique community partnerships at The Halliwell Jones Stadium are set by be used as a blueprinted for Oldham AthleticsĂ new football arena. Warrington Wolves Chief Executive Andy Gatcliffe, who helped forge links with the NHS and the Primary Care Trust at the Super League stadium addressed the committee behind The Latics proposals for an ˙80m 16,000 capacity all seater stadium.Mr Gatcliffe, told guests including Oldham managing director Simon Corney and former manager Joe Royle that successful link ups with local heath services can add a unique community element to a stadium or arena. Oldham Athletic managing director Simon Corney said: "The success of the Halliwell Jones Stadium has been highly impressive. We have been particularly impressed with the partnerships formed between the Rugby club and the PCT and asked Andy to come and share some of his experiences with us at the launch event for our new stadium"Oldham Athletic, who ply their trade in The Coca-League Football League One firstly hopes to replicate Warrington Wolves ties up the Primary Care TrustĂs healthcare services. They want to offer services such as physiotherapy, podiatry and dentistry in office space within the new South Stand. The Oldham Roughyeds Rugby League Club would continue to share the stadium and their chairman, Chris Hamilton, has praised the plans. Local MPs Michael Meacher and Phil Woolas have also backed the proposals.The ŠOldham ArenaĂ is set to be a futuristic sport, corporate and leisure facility and could create at least 1,000 new jobs. Club officials see the project as an opportunity to regenerate the borough and ű following failed schemes like Sports Park 2000 and Ferney Field ű are now challenging the public and private sectors to show the commitment required to realise their Boundary Park dream. The vision is to transform the prime 21-acre site into a showcase complex containing community and corporate facilities the town currently lacks. A planning application is set for submission by the end of 2006 to enable construction work to start at the end of the 2006/7 football season. Development would be phased, starting with the construction of a new Broadway Stand, then replacing the current Chadderton Road and Main Stand. Only the Rochdale Road End, built in 1992, would remain intact.