RD4 Ticket InformationWarrington Wolves v St HelensFriday 4th March 2005, kick off 8.00pmPRIME TIME (SOUTH) STAND:This stand is likely to sell out in advance of the game having only 250 tickets available as of 9.00am this morning.MARTIN DAWES STAND (EAST):This stand is also likely to sell out ahead of kick off tomorrow with only 484 tickets available. NORTH AND LEVER FABERAGE (WEST) STAND:There are tickets available in both stands. PLEASE NOTE THAT PAYMENT ON TURNSTILES WILL BE AVAILABLE TOMORROW NIGHTBut please beware that tickets are at a premium for the PRIME TIME (South) Stand and the MARTIN DAWES (East) Stand and fans are advised to buy their tickets in advance to guarantee entry into these stands.For all ticket enquiries please call Wolfware on 01925 248888.
Stevo Signs!Larger-than-life TV personality Mike 'Stevo' Stephenson will signing copies of his new book in the WolfWare shop from 5.30pm to 6.30pm this Friday, prior to the St Helens match.A World Cup winner with Great Britain back in 1972, Stevo enjoyed a successful playing career in the UK and Australia before stepping in front of the cameras and behind the microphone as Sky kicked off a new era in the 13-man code.In this, his first Super League Diary, Stevo reflects on a tremendous season of ups, downs, twists and turns in the Greatest Game Of All.Stevo's fun narrative guides you through a round-by-round review of the year, offering forthright opinion and previously untold behind-the-scenes stories. Plus, he selects his form team of the season, and dishes out his 'Heroes & Zeroes' gongs.
Gleeson Ready for SaintsWhen Martin Gleeson signed for the Wolves it was a real coup for the club, making him the clubs record signing. A Great Britain International he starred in the tri-series against Australia and New Zealand with some superb performances. This week sees him face his old club for the first time since leaving.HOW HAVE YOU SETTLED IN AT WARRINGTON?Really well, the lads are a great bunch and have made me feel part of it; it helps with having our kid here as well.WHAT HAVE BEEN THE DIFFERENCES IN TRAINING?Not a great amount, the intensity levels are the same. The only difference is the obvious ones: different coaching setup and players. But still as tough! HAS IT BEEN HARD GETTING BACK INTO TRAINING AND PLAYING AFTER BEING OUT OF ACTION FOR SO LONG?No, I have been playing since I was eight years of age and 4 months out of the game was nothing. The hardest part of it was training on my own and watching from the sidelines. I am not a great spectator as I wanted to be part of the action.WHAT WAS THE HARDEST ASPECT OF THE BAN?The fine! HOW DO YOU BOUNCE BACK AFTER DEAFEATS?You have to take the positives from the game and work harder in training to correct the mistakes. You have to move on quickly and not dwell onthe negative of losing. Its important to remain focussed on the task ahead - the next game. WHAT'S IT LIKE PLAYING ALONGSIDE YOUR BROTHER?Funny! ANY REGRETS ON YOUR MOVE?No! IF YOU COULD MAKE ANY RULE CHANGES TO THE GAME WHAT WOULD THEY BE?I would give the touch judges more power to step in and make decisions on the play. WHICH PLAYER (PAST OR PRESENT) WOULD YOU LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY ALONGSIDE?Andrew Johns.ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING AGAINST ST HELENS?Can't wait!WHO ARE THEIR DANGER MEN?Paul Sculthorpe - he is their architect of play. WHAT ARE YOR EXPECTATIONS FOR THIS SEASON?Personally to play well and be part of the starting 13 week in week out and as a team to push for the Top 6 and remain focussed.
Team News Rd4Warrington Wolves v St Helens, Friday 4th March, 05. Kick Off 8.00pmDue to injuries Paul Cullen has named a 19 man squad, those with an asterisk require a late fitness test:1. Brent Grose2. Henry Fa'afili3. Martin Gleeson4. Toa Kohe Love*5. Dean Gaskell6. Lee Briers (C)8. Chris Leikvoll9. Jon Clarke10. Mark Hilton*11. Logan Swann12. Mike Wainwright14. Mark Gleeson15. Ben Westwood17. Danny Lima18. Graham Appo*20. Warren Stevens22. Steve Pickersgill23. Andrew Bracek26. Nicky RoyleINJURIES4. Toa Kohe Love - shoulder injury sustained in Rnd2 v Leigh (20/07/05)7. Nathan Wood - knee injury sustained in Rnd3 v Hull (27/02/05)8. Mark Hilton - shoulder injury sustained in Rnd3 v Hull (27/02/05)13. Paul Noone - knee injury sustained in Rnd3 v Hull (27/02/05)16. Paul Wood - ankle injured in Rnd 1 v London Broncos (13/02/05)18. Graham Appo - knee injured in training pre Rnd 2 v Leigh Centurions (20/02/05)19. Daryl Cardiss - hamstring 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)25. Chris Bridge - ankle injury on going pre-signing on 20/01/05
Cullens CommentPaul Cullen looks at the Round 3 loss to Hull and towards this Friday's visit by St Helens to the Halliwell-Jones Stadium.HULL FC: WHAT HAPPENED?We competed very well for the vast majority of this game and are greatly encouraged by aspects of our performance. Conceding 6 points on 39 minutes and 6 points on 79 minutes pushes the score board away from us but we nullified a very potent attacking threat from a very good side for considerable periods during a high speed, high quality game. WAS THERE FOR YOU IMPROVEMENT ON THE LEIGH PERFORMANCE?A 23% improvement on our completion rate and a 50% reduction on our error count is very self explanatory.HOW DO YOU BOUNCE BACK FROM A DEFEAT?By continuing to improve all aspects of our performance. IS IT HARD TO REMAIN POSTIVE?It is very easy to be negative but we don't work that way!WHAT'S THE MOOD LIKE IN CAMP AT THE MOMENT?Excited by the prospect of taking on St Helens with our backs against the wall.WE ARE FACING THE BIG TEAMS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF ROUNDS ST HELENS THIS WEEK AND LEEDS NEXT WEEK AWAY, IS THE PRESSURE ON?The pressure is always on, the real question is how we handle it! MORE INJURIES THIS WEEK: WHAT IS THE UPDATE? WHO'S OUT AND WHO'S BACK?It has been a very costly weekend. We have had two very encouraging performances at both senior and U21 level but at a price!Simon Grix - AnkleChris Bridge - AnklePaul Wood - AnkleGraham Appo - KneeNat Wood - KneePaul Noone - KneeMark Hilton - ShoulderToa Kohe-Love - ShoulderDaryl Cardiss - HamstringWe will not be able to announce a squad of 20 players 72 hours before kick off or a squad of 18 players 24 hours before kick off. If none of the above are available we will have to utilise part time academy players. HOW FAR OFF IS CHRIS BRIDGE?A risk assessment offers that the longer we give him to prepare the more we will get out of him long term.
Injury UpdateNathan Wood, Mark Hilton and Paul Noone all picked up knocks in the Round 3 game against Hull on Sunday.7. Nathan Wood is doubtful for Friday's clash v St Helens after picking up a knee injury against Hull FC on Sunday10. Mark Hilton is also doubtful after a shoulder injury as a result of Sunday's game13. Paul Noone is also rated doubtful after a knee injury occurred v Hull FC21. Simon Grix has fractured his fibula and ankle socket and dislocated his ankle and torn ligaments after playing in the U21s v Leeds on Saturday. He is set to be sidelined for a minimum of 2 months.
U21s/18s Pushed to the LimitThe Warrington Wolves U21s/18s underwent a gruelling training weekend with the Royal Green Jackets at Weeton Army Barracks, Fleetwood the other weekend as part of their pre - season training. The focus of the weekend was about team building and understanding how each other works when under pressure. This is an ongoing process with links to the Wolves Community team who under Special Projects Officer Brian Chambers will be undertaking coaching sessions for the battalions Army Challenge Cup tournament.The weekend's tasks involved being split into groups to introduce a competitive element into everything that they faced, such as building bridges and moving objects over the bridges without touching the sides of the bridge, assault courses which tested fear and communication levels with the lads encouraging each other to complete the tasks. Also on the agenda was log carrying exercises which brought out individual determination and commitment to team effort. Players also underwent group and individual assessments to set out expectations of them for the season ahead.Even though the main focus of the weekend was on communication, team building and determination the team also underwent rigorous skill sessions with the ball.U21s Coach Gary Chambers commented on the weekend, "It was a great weekend in accessing this season's team as a group and individuals. We were able to identify strengths and weaknesses in a unique environment and this has provided us with a strong grounding for this season. The team worked well together and really developed as a unit. My thanks goes out to the Royal Green Jackets who went out of their way to support us and provide us with everything we needed for a hard working, but fun weekend."
Cullens CommentPaul Cullen gives his view on the Leigh match and looks toward a Round 3 trip to the KC Stadium on Sunday.TWO POINTS, BUT A DIFFICULT TWO POINTS?Yes, made so by the ball we gave away and very grateful recipients who proved to be very motivated, very enthusiastic and much improved from their previous effort.HOW CONCERNED ARE YOU ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF INDIVIDUAL ERRORS DISPLAYED AGAINST LEIGH?One error, is one too many, 14 are suicidal. Our collision and shape stats are in good order but our completion rate is 25% off the mark. WHAT STEPS HAVE YOU TAKEN TO TRY AND COUNTERACT THESE PROBLEMS?Practise and protection.We can not allow a player's confidence that may be rattled to be shattered in a witch hunt. HAS THE WEATHER CONDITIONS BEEN A FACTOR IN PERFORMANCE?No.HOW HAS TRAINING GONE THIS WEEK?Remarkably positive, considering the reception we have received. BIG GAME AGAINST HULL THIS WEEK, WHO DO YOU CONSIDER TO BE THEIR DANGER MEN?E. Dowes and I. Higgins provide a very solid platform, which is the base that Hull kick and chase from.WHAT HAPPENED TO GRAHAM APPO LAST WEEK HAVING BEEN NAMED IN THE 20?He was injured after being named in the 20, which was 72 hours before kick off!HOW ARE THE INJURIES PROGRESSING?Chris Bridge and Paul Wood are on course whilst Daryl Cardiss and Graham Appo need further attention.
Have A Proper RantThe BBC's Super League Show is starting a new item called "Rugby League Rant" that will be included on show each week. "Rugby League Rant" offers fans the opportunity to have their say by recording themselves talking about any issues in the game and then e-mailing the clips to the show email@example.com. The best selection of clips will then by shown each week. Clips can be recorded onto tape, mobile camera phone or digital camera and should be no more than one minute in length.
Park and Ride to the WolvesParking a problem on matchday?Then look no further than Warrington Collegiate on the A49 into Warrington, park your car for ś4.00 and ride to and from the stadium. Hassle Free!What do you get for ś4.00?A bus service for the occupants of the car (bargain for a car of 5) from the Collegiate car park to the West Stand Turnstiles on Dallam Lane and then collection from the same point after the match back to you car on the Collegiate. You canĘt miss the College itĘs the 2nd Roundabout on the A49 and clearly signposted.The service operates from 1.00pm on Sunday matchdays and 1¢ hours before evening kick off.450 car park spaces available.Warrington Wolves and Warrington Collegiate coming together to make your matchday parking hassle free!