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.
Wolves TicketingThis Saturday sees the second home game of Super League XI at The Halliwell Jones Stadium with the visit of in form Hull FC and the return of ex-Wolves favourite Sid Domic.With the two visits from Hull in 2005 attracting almost 10,500 and 12,500, a bumper crowd is expected as The Wolves look to exact revenge for last season's heavy playoff defeat. The rugby-hungry Warrington public have been busy snapping up the few remaining tickets meaning there are now just 150 seats available in the East Stand, 550 in the North and 500 tickets for the South Stand.Fans are again advised to purchase tickets prior to game day to guarantee a place in their favourite stand, as another sell-out is expected in our popular South and East Stands.Tickets are available from the club shop or online atwww.wolfwareonline.com
Leikvoll Misses OutWarrington Wolves have lost another key player squad for the trip to Huddersfield on Sunday.Influential Australian prop Chris Leikvoll has joined the growing list of stricken players for the encounter after failing to shake off a neck injury. The man mountain front rower had suffered concussion and has been omitted from The Wolves travelling party to The Galpharm Stadium. Paul Rauhihi (hamstring), Stuart Reardon (hand), Rob Parker (ankle) have all been ruled out of the fixture after medical reports earlier this week, meanwhile Lee Briers (knee) has been named in the18 man squad. Head Coach of Warrington Wolves, Paul Cullen, said: "The injuries to a number of key personnel this week have been devastating to our plans. Losing Chris is a massive blow for us and I must point out that all these injuries are purely accidental, it's just Rugby League. We started the season with a fully fit squad and now we are ravaged by a string of unfortunate injuries."Warrington Wolves 18 Man Squad: Brent GroseHenry Fa'afiliMartin GleesonToa Kohe-LoveLee BriersMichael SullivanJon ClarkLogan SwanMike WainwrightPaul NooneMark GleesonBen WestwoodPaul WoodDanny LimaRichie BarnettSimon GrixAndy BracekChris Bridge
Team News - Rnd 2Warrington Wolves Head Coach Paul Cullen has announced an injury hit 20 man squad for the trip to Huddersfield Giants on Sunday (February 19th). The Wolves will take a makeshift side to The Galpharm Stadium minus a number of key names that have been forced out by injuries. Worst hit is winger Stuart Reardon, he could face between four to six weeks on the sidelines after an accidental clash in training broke a bone in his hand.The Great Britain international is joined on the injury list by a host of key Wolves personnel carrying knocks after a medical report of the players this week. Paul Rauhihi (hamstring), Chris Leikvoll (neck), Rob Parker (ankle) and Lee Briers (knee) all sustained injuries during Sunday's defeat at home to Salford City Reds.New Zealand prop Rauhihi will definitely be out for the clash against The Giants as well as Reardon and Parker.Head Coach Paul Cullen, commented of the injury crisis: "The Salford game was an expensive fixture for us. Ahead of the kick-off we had a fully fit squad, but by 4.30pm we knew we had been busted up badly and a number of the lads are carrying injuries. It's not a case of good or bad luck, it's simply professional Rugby League and it's our turn to go through the mill at the moment."Warrington Wolves 20 Man SquadBrent GroseHenry Fa'afiliMartin GleesonToa Kohe-LoveLee BriersMichael SullivanChris LeikvollJon ClarkeLogan SwannMike WainwrightPaul NooneMark GleesonBen WestwoodPaul WoodDanny LimaRichie BarnettSimon GrixSteve PickersgillAndy BracekChris Bridge
Reardon InjuredWarrington Wolves have been hit by a string of injuries with wingman Stuart Reardon amongst the casualties nursing a broken hand.Reardon is the worst hit of the Wolves players and could now face between four to six weeks on the sidelines after an accidental clash in training broke a bone in his hand.The Great Britain international is one of a host of key Wolves personnel carrying knocks after a medical report of the players this week. Paul Rauhihi (hamstring), Chris Leikvoll (neck), Rob Parker (ankle) and Lee Briers all sustained injuries during SundayĂs defeat at home to Salford City Reds.Head Coach Paul Cullen, commented of the injuries: "The Salford game was an expensive one for us, before kick-off we had a fully fit squad, by 4.30pm we knew we had been busted up badly and a number of the lads are now carrying injuries. ItĂs not a case of good or bad luck, itĂs simply professional Rugby League and itĂs our turn to go through the mill at the moment."
Under 18's -v- FranceWarrington Wolves Under 18s v France Under 18sThursday 16 February, kick-off 7.30pmat The Halliwell Jones StadiumThe latest batch of French superstars have arrived in town to take on Warrington's own collection of young guns on Thursday evening. The Wolves Under 18s side take on France Under 18s at The Halliwell Jones Stadium on Thursday (February 16th), kick off 7.30pm in a clash that gives both sides a chance to show off their credentials on the big stage with a healthy crowd expected on the night.The Junior Academy side, coached by Dave Elliott are raring to go ahead of the encounter with a strong and talented France outfit that will also play Leeds Rhinos Junior Academy and a BARLA side whilst on tour. Head coach of France Under 18's David Despin, said: "We have arrived in England to raise the potential of our guys. After looking closely at our players we decided this tour fits the bill. The coaching staff have decided this will help us gear up for the World Cup of 2012. We have a completely new set up and hopefully we can get a good tour under our belts starting with the fixture against Warrington Wolves.""The team have progressed a lot and I know they are all looking forward to playing at the stunning Halliwell Jones Stadium, it's always a big moment for a French player to tour England."Warrington Wolves Under 18s squad vs France:Matty BlytheLee CaldwellRichard ChatfieldDanny ColquittJake EmmittJoe GandyCraig HowardTyrone McCarthyBen MellorLee MitchellKevin PennyPaul ReynoldsAnthony RourkeNigel ScottMarc ShackleyKash WatkinsCraig White
Fans Urged to Buy Tickets from WolfWareEngage Super League Round 2: Vs Huddersfield Giants, at The Galpharm StadiumSunday 19th February, 3:00pm KOTickets are currently on sale for Warrington Wolves away fixture with Huddersfield Giants at The Galpharm Stadium on Sunday, February 19th (kick-off 3pm).Supporters preparing to travel to Yorkshire can support The Wolves by buying seats in advance as the visiting club now take 10% of the sale of pre-purchased tickets. Due to record away ticket sales at last season fixtures supporter raised over ˙15,000 for the club.Tickets are available from Wolfware priced ˙15 adults, ˙9 concessions, ˙6 juniors (12-16 years) and free for under 11Ăs. Fans should also note that the entrance prices at turnstiles at The Galpharm Stadium will be priced ˙1 more expensive than pre-match tickets purchased from Warrington Wolves.
U21's TonightWarrintgon Wolves Senior Academy (Under 21's) take on Salford City Reds in a re-arranged fixture at Wilderspool stadium this evening, kick-off 7.30pm.Both teams are expected to play those fit squad players who did not play in yesterday's Super League encounter.Wolves Squad:Chris RileyKevin PennyAntony JerramSam GeeRichie BarnettAndy MoulsdaleStephen RoperMark HiltonMichael JohnsonBen HarrisonMike WainwrightAndy BracekSimon GrixCraig CorneliaLuke MurfinDanny AboushakraMatt Bryers
More Tickets Available for OpenerWarrington Wolves are delighted to announce further availability of tickets for the West Stand of The Halliwell Jones Stadium after visitors Salford City Reds failed to sell their allocation.This means even more Wolves fans will be able see Paul Cullen's side in action on Sunday (February 12th) as the new look squad kick start the new season with home fans dominating all four sides of the ground. The eagerly awaited Engage Super League XI opener, kick off 3pm, is heading for a sell out, but Wolves fans will still have the chance to pay on the day.With less than 300 tickets available for 'home areas', the opening fixture at the Halliwell Jones Stadium between Warrington Wolves and Salford City Reds was heading for a 'lock out'. However with Salford having sold only 400 tickets there is no need for fans to panic as they will be able to pay at the turnstiles on the day of the game. As fewer than 250 seats remain in the North Stand and less than 50 in the East, both stands are expected to sell-out prior to Sunday. Fans desperate for seats are encouraged to purchase early from the club shop to avoid any disappointment.On Wednesday the ever popular South Stand sold out completely, however great news as the West Stand has now gone on sale to Wolves supporters, stand tickets are available to purchase from the club shop open on Saturday (February 11th from 9-5pm) and the ticket office from 12noon matchday.Ticketing Manager Dave Gittins, comments: "It is fantastic that we are heading for a total sell-out of 'home areas'. 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. As a result the club has recalled from Salford two thirds of the tickets for the West Stand meaning plenty are now available and Wolves fans should be in the majority."