Leigh Ticketing UpdateThe Wolves have smashed their pre-match away ticket sales record, with sales that should top 3000 by the end of Friday. With under 1000 tickets available the Wolves are advising supporters to get their tickets before close of business on Saturday.Dave Gittens Ticketing Co-ordinator commented, "The level of support demonstrated by fans both home and away this season is fantastic. To take such a large following to Huddersfield last week and to surpass 3,000 pre-match away sales for Leigh is a great reflection of the direction that the club is moving in terms of performances on the field and spectator support off it."This match is all ticket and any Warrington Wolves fans travelling to the match must buy a ticket in advance or exchange their Wolfpack voucher J at Wolfware. Leigh Centurions will not be accepting cash or vouchers on the turnstiles only tickets.Ticket Prices are as follows:Standing:Adults ˙15.00Concessions ˙8.00 (Incl. Students)Seated (Very few left):Adults ˙17.00Concessions ˙9.00 (Incl. Students)For more information call Wolfware 01925 24 88 88Wolfware is open 9.00am ű 5.00pm Monday ű Saturday
Rd 17 Team NewsCoach Paul Cullen has named his initial squad of 20 to face Leigh Centurions this Sunday, kick-off 3pm.1. Brent Grose2. Henry Fa'afili3. Martin Gleeson4. Toa Kohe Love5. Dean Gaskell6. Lee Briers7. Nathan Wood8. Chris Leikvoll9. Jon Clarke10. Mark Hilton11. Logan Swann12. Mike Wainwright13. Paul Noone14. Mark Gleeson15. Ben Westwood16. Paul Wood17. Danny Lima18. Graham Appo22. Steve Pickersgill25. Chris BridgeINJURY NEWS:21. Simon Grix - fractured fibula/ankle socket, dislocated ankle and torn ligaments sustained in U21s grading fixture v Leeds Rhinos (26/02/05)ON LOAN:20. Warren StevensU21s:19. Daryl Cardiss23. Andrew Bracek26. Nicky Royle
Cullens CommentCoach Paul Cullen gives his view on last weeks "Best win of the season" at Huddersfield and looks towards this weekends clash with The Centurions."THE BEST WIN OF THE SEASON" WAS HOW YOU DESCRIBED THE WIN AT HUDDERSFIELD, WHAT MADE IT A SPECIAL WIN?The simple fact that we had so many injuries during the game itself. We had bodies all over the floor, all from accidental collisions that could have knocked us out of our stride. Lee Briers, Paul Noone, Chris Bridge and Graham Appo, all took heavy bangs to the head whilst Martin Gleeson received a blow to the knee that forced a limp throughout the entire second half. We had enough excuses to not win that game and took none of them. YOU HAVE NOW ACCUMALATED 20 POINTS IN SUPERLEAGUE, THE SAME YOU GAINED IN 2004, and THE PROGRESS MUST BE VERY PLEASING?The progress has been planned for but it can not be guaranteed. One bad result in March does not ruin a season and 3rd position on June does not finish one! JON CLARKE FILLED MANY ROLES DURING SUNDAYS GAME; IS THAT KIND OF FLEXIBILITY A NECESSITY OF THE GAME NOW?The 20/20 has created a modern day coaching dilemma that versatile players can solve. John actually played 4 positions in one game, Hooker, Loose Forward, Scrum Half and Left Second Row. The injuries that we suffered forced us too constantly re think our substitutions and also saw Logan Swann at Right Centre, Toa Kohe Love at Left Wing and Paul Noone at Left Centre. HOW ARE THE GUYS SHAPING UP AFTER MANY WERE "BUSTED" AT HUDDERSFIELD?They are progressing well during the week but Martin Gleeson and Paul Noone are rated as doubtful for the trip to Leigh. A BIG LOCAL DERBY SUNDAY, AGAINST A STRUGGLING LEIGH SIDE, SURELY A GUARANTEED TWO POINTS?Ask the London Broncos, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats or Hull FC about guarantees in Super League!HOW HAS MIKE FORSHAW SETTLED IN TO HIS NEW ROLE?Very well, his energy and knowledge are great assets that we are keen to harness. The timing of our arrival in the top 3 at the same time as Mike's 1st full week on board is a clear indication that we are not satisfied with our current position. THE AWAY SUPPORT AT HUDDERSFIELD WAS HUGE; DOES THAT KIND OF SUPPORT KEEP THE GUYS GOING WHEN SO MANY WERE "BUSTED"?Absolutely, we felt as if we were playing at home. The drums appeared to beat the rhythm of our effort; the players heard it and responded!
Wolves "Wear Red" Shocker!Warrington Wolves did the unthinkable today, when they swapped their trademark blue and yellow for red! But it was all for a good cause, the team donned the Šoffending articlesĂ to show their support for the British Heart FoundationĂs (BHFĂs) Help a Heart Week which focuses on women and heart disease and takes place 4-12 June 2005.Help a Heart Week is the BHFĂs biggest annual fundraising campaign and this year it will remind us all that heart disease does not discriminate between men and women. The reality is this:
- Heart and circulatory disease will kill over 2400 women during Help a Heart Week
- One in three women are killed by heart and circulatory disease
- Nearly 1.2 million women in the UK are living with the daily burden of heart disease
Rd 16 - 18 Man SquadCoach Paul Cullen finalises his 18 man squad to face the Giants on Sunday, the Huddersfield side have included new signing Wayne McDonald for the round 16 clash at the Galpharm Stadium.Brent GroseHenry Fa'afili Martin GleesonToa Kohe-LoveDean GaskellLee BriersChris LeikvollJon ClarkeMark HiltonLogan SwannMike WainwrightPaul Noone Mark GleesonBen WestwoodPaul WoodDanny LimaGraham AppoChris Bridge
RD 16 Team NewsCoach Paul Cullen has named his initial squad of 20 to face Huddersfield Giants this Sunday at the Galpharm Stadium, kick-off 3pm.1. Brent Grose2. Henry Fa'afili3. Martin Gleeson4. Toa Kohe Love5. Dean Gaskell6. Lee Briers7. Nathan Wood8. Chris Leikvoll9. Jon Clarke10. Mark Hilton11. Logan Swann12. Mike Wainwright13. Paul Noone14. Mark Gleeson15. Ben Westwood16. Paul Wood17. Danny Lima18. Graham Appo23. Andrew Bracek25. Chris BridgeINJURY NEWS:21. Simon Grix - fractured fibula/ankle socket, dislocated ankle and torn ligaments sustained in U21s grading fixture v Leeds Rhinos (26/02/05)ON LOAN:20. Warren StevensU21s:19. Daryl Cardiss22. Steve Pickersgill26. Nicky Royle
Cullens CommentPaul Cullen gives his view on the past few games and discusses injured players Simon Grix and Daryl Cardiss.EIGHT WINS OUT OF NINE, YOU MUST BE IMPRESSED WITH YOUR CHARGES?They have handled everything that has been thrown at them recently, they are confident in the support that has been afforded to them and that is reflected in the way they are managing the negatives that occur in professional sport.They are respecting the form of our opponents and their ability play at this level and the fact that decisions often go against us, they are soaking up that punishment and fighting back with spirit and style. YOU MENTIONED PAUL NOONE NEEDS GAME TIME; DOES THAT CREATE A PROBLEM WITH THE FORM OF THE BACK ROW?On the contrary, it means that the current back row is in great form and good health.It is a positive statement when your players do not need or want to come off the field. DARYL CARDISS RETURNED TO U21 ACTION LAST WEEK HOW2 FAR FROM FIRST TEAM CONTENTION IS HE?That was his first full game for over 9 months and for a player of Daryl's standard, academy football is seen as a training run. He enjoyed his return to a team environment as opposed to the months of isolation in rehabilitation. His health and form will be monitored and when fully fit he will be considered for selection. HOW IS SIMON GRIX'S RECOVERY PROGRESSING FOLLOWING HIS OPERATION?He has returned to active rehabilitation and is able to weight bear whilst running, but not at full throttle. As with Daryl Cardiss we will err on the side of caution.IS IT DIFFICULT AS A COACH TO TELL YOUR SQUAD OF NEW SIGNINGS FOR 2006 WHEN YOU KNOW IT MAY MEAN SOME OF THE SQUAD WILL BE DISPLACED? No because we have not made any signings for 2006 as yet. A MASSIVE GAME ON SUNDAY, DOES HUDDERSFIELD'S DEFEAT AT THE HANDS OF WIDNES AFFECT YOUR PREPARATION? No, why should it?No more than our victory over Wakefield should disrupt theirs. We will focus on disrupting their go forward and their kicking game, whilst attempting to prevent them from disrupting ours.
Win a Family Ticket ot Women's Euro 2005Some of the biggest names in women's international football are heading to England next week for WOMEN'S EURO 2005, which takes place at five venues across the North West (5-19 June), including Warrington's Halliwell Jones Stadium, and you could be there!We've got a family ticket to all three WOMEN'S EURO 2005 group B matches and the Semi Final being played at the Halliwell Jones Stadium to give away.The action kicks off at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Monday 6th June with current world and European champions Germany and Norway, kick-off 6.00pm. The festival of football continues two days later with France v Norway on Thursday 9th June (kick off 8pm) before the final group B game between Germany and France on Sunday 12 June (kick off 3pm). The Semi Final takes place on Thursday 16 June (kick off 6.30pm), a game England could be involved in if they finish top of Group A.We have teamed up with UEFA to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a family ticket - two adult and two child tickets - to all four matches at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:Who are the current UEFA Women's European Champions?<Email your answer - please include daytime contact no.The Winner will be chosen at random and will receive a family ticket for all four matches being played at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.If you are not lucky enough to win you can still reserve your seats now! Tickets are priced at ˙5 for adults and ˙2.50 for concessions and are available from the Warrington Wolves ticket hotline on: 01925 248888. Alternatively, tickets can be bought on the day of the game.Click onwww.TheFA.com/Euro2005 for a full list of matches.Terms and conditions: tickets are not transferable to other WOMEN'S EURO 2005 matches. Winner chosen at random. No cash alternative is available.
Bridge Happy with DoubleChris Bridge picked up 24 points againts Bradford Bulls on Sunday and made sure of the double over his old club for the first time in 25 years for the Wolves. The young utility player is happy with the way things have gone since his move back across the pennines to the Wolves and is looking forward to some exciting times at the Halliwell-Jones.HOW HAVE YOU SETTLED IN SINCE YOUR MOVE FROM BRADFORD?Really good, it's a good atmosphere at the club and having ex team mates here Logan Swann and Toa Kohe Love from Bradford has made the move for me easier. HOW DID IT FEEL TO PLAY A MASSIVE ROLE IN SCORING 24 POINTS TO BEAT YOUR FORMER SIDE?It did feel good but the main thing was that we won the game and got the two points. To do the double over Bradford takes some doing and it's a credit to all the squad. WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THIS SEASON?I just want to keep playing well and keep my place in the seventeen. YOU HAVE PLAYED IN DIFFERENT POSITIONS THROUGHOUT YOUR CAREER; WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURED POSISTION?It has got to be Stand off or Scrum Half, when you play in that position you get more of the ball and you dictate play. I have been playing in the halves since my days as a junior at Royton Tigers. WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PROUDEST ACHIVEMENT IN YOUR CAREER TO DATE?To play in the England team that defeated the Australian schoolboys in 2002. That was something special and something I want to experience more of in my career. HOW DO THE SUPPORTERS COMPARE TO THE SUPPORTERS YOU HAVE PLAYED IN FRONT OF AT YOUR PREVIOUS CLUBS?The Warrington supporters are real diehards. They always stay back after the game to cheer the team off win or lose. I haven't experienced anything like that before and it is what I think sets the supporters here apart from other clubs supporters. WHO WERE YOUR IDOLS IN THE WORLD OF RUGBY LEAGUE WHEN YOU WERE GROWING UP?The Australian Stand off Laurie Daley.
Rd15 Team NewsPaul Cullen has named his initial 20-man squad to face the Wakkefield Trinity Wildcats this Sunday at the Halliwell-Jones Stadium, kick-off 3pm:1. Brent Grose2. Henry Fa'afili3. Martin Gleeson4. Toa Kohe Love5. Dean Gaskell6. Lee Briers7. Nathan Wood8. Chris Leikvoll9. Jon Clarke10. Mark Hilton11. Logan Swann12. Mike Wainwright13. Paul Noone14. Mark Gleeson15. Ben Westwood16. Paul Wood17. Danny Lima18. Graham Appo22. Steve Pickersgill25. Chris BridgeINJURY NEWS:19. Daryl Cardiss - hamstring/back pre-season injury sustained pre-Boxing Day friendly v Widnes (26/12/04)21. Simon Grix - fractured fibula/ankle socket, dislocated ankle and torn ligaments sustained in U21s grading fixture v Leeds Rhinos (26/02/05)ON LOAN:20. Warren StevensU21s:23. Andrew Bracek26. Nicky Royle