17 NamedHead Coach Paul Cullen has named his 17 to face Huddersfield Giants in the Open Round of TetleyĂs Super League Viii at the McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield.5. Graham Appo2. Rob Smyth*12. Ian Sibbit4. Ben Westwood3. Brent Grose6. Lee Briers «7. Nat Wood8. Nick Fozzard9. Jon Clarke10. Mark Hilton11. Darren Burns23. Mike Wainwright13. Sid DomicSubs:14. Mark Gleeson18. Paul Noone16. Paul Wood15. Jerome Guisse* Rob Smyth returns from a bout of gastro enteritis
Round 1 Team NewsPaul Cullen has named a 20-man squad to face Huddersfield for the Wolves televised opening match of the Super League 8 season. The Giants are back in the big time and are looking to make an impact from the off. Paul Cullen, with all the pride and heritage of his home town club and support behind him, has finished his first closed season as Head Coach, picking up pre-season friendly victories along the way.With early exits for both clubs from this years Challenge Cup it's Smith versus Cullen and a second chance for the new boys to stake a claim in Super League, whilst the Wolves are looking to end the year and leave Wilderpsool with their heads held high and points in the bag.5. Graham Appo24. Kevin Crouthers12. Ian Sibbit4. Ben Westwood3. Brent Grose6. Lee Briers7. Nat Wood8. Nick Fozzard 9. Jon Clarke10. Mark Hilton11. Darren Burns23. Mike Wainwright13. Sid Domic14. Mark Gleeson16. Paul Wood15. Jerome Guisset 18. Paul Noone21. Matt Sturm19. Gary Hulse20. Dean GaskellInjury News: Lee Penny (calf), Warren Stevens (groin) are both out of the Super League VIII opener. Rob Smyth is very doubtful, with gastro enteritis, on top of last week's bang to the head against Bradford.
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