Semi-Final InformationThis semi-final game isstrong>all ticket. The game is at the McAlpine Stadium on Sunday 1st April, Kick-off 3.30pm.Main seats: Adult ú20 Concessions ú14Wing seats: Adult ú15 Concessions ú10Ends (behind posts): Adult ú10 Concessions ú8The tickets will be received later in the week and will hopefully be on sale on Friday.Coaches are being planned for those wanting to go, we are awaiting details from the coach firm, but we should know by the end of the week.Hospitality packages will also be made available, again more details nearer the end of the week.
Corporate LaunchThe Wolves launched their 2001 season to their Corporate Sponsors and guests at the Village Hotel today. Sky Sports Eddie Hemmings was on hand to host the event that saw current and potential sponsors mix with the players and staff of the Wolves.The Players were introduced to the waiting audience and made a dramatic entrance through a paper burst and suitably upbeat music.Both Coach Van de Velde and Captain Allan Langer were interviewed by Eddie Hemmings and both made it clear that this was going to be a tough season, but one in which they were looking forward too. Darryl was asked about his future with the Wolves after some speculation in the press. Darryl replied that this was the last year of his current contract with the club and he was hoping to take some silverware this season and if he was successful he might consider another year or two.
Bulls Again!The Wolves have drawn Bradford Bulls in the semi-finals of the Silk Cut Challenge Cup, for the second year in a row.Last season, at Headingley, saw the Bulls get the better of the Wolves with the final score being 44-20. Although the Wolves became the first side to defeat Bradford last season, when they overturned a 30-12 half-time deficit to win 42-32 and end the Yorkshiremen's 15-match unbeaten run the Bulls are still odds on for the trophy. This year the game is likely to be played at a slightly more neutral territory with the McAlpine stadium in Huddersfield being favourite for the 1st April clash.Coach Darryl Van de Velde said, "It is a difficult draw. Bradford will be a tough one but we are looking forward to it.""We did well against them last year, we were probably in the game for 60 minutes.""It will be very hard, but if we want to win it we have got to beat these teams." Bulls coach Brian Noble stated, "Obviously at this stage of the competition, any side is dangerous and none more so than Warrington.""A lot of people say it's the easiest draw but we have to prepare well because it could the most dangerous. They haven't reached the semi-finals through being a bad side."
Wolves on the RoadCome and join in the fun as Wolves go on the Road in the Town Centre. There will be first team players available for autographs and photographs. There will be giveaways include tickets to upcoming Super League games, the new team poster.Dates: Saturday 10th March 2001 & Saturday 17th March 2001Time: 11am - 1pmPlace: Golden Square, Warrington
Starlites are back!After a sucessful year last year the Warrington Starlites are holding their Junior Starlites workshops again. A chance for young girls to learn how to dance, keep fit and maybe be part of the Wolves matchday!WHEN: EVERY THURSDAYTIME: 5:00-6:00PM FOR 5-11 YEARS OLD6:00-7:00PM FOR 11+WHERE: WEST GYM, WILLIAM BEAMONT HIGH SCHOOL, LONG LANE, WARRINGTONPRICE: ú3.00 A CLASS
Game OnWarrington Wolves can confirm that the game against Villeneuve Leopards this weekend is on, despite reports that it was in doubt due to the foot and mouth scare, making it difficult for the Villeneuve team to travel.The RFL confirmed yesterday that the game would go ahead on Sunday 11th March 2001 as planned.WARRINGTON WOLVES V VILLENEUVE LEOPARDSSUNDAY 11TH MARCH 2001KICK OFF 3PMAlan Hunte and Andrew Gee are expected to make a return to the team in this weekend's quarter final game against Villeneuve. Andrew Gee has been in rehabilitation recovery for the last couple of months for a shoulder injury and has been training hard. Alan Hunte experienced injury while at Pontyridd Rugby Union in the Rugby League off-season, but has come back from injury successful. Both are looking forward to the game as preparation to the Super League season.
Toa And Danny Get TwoKiwi centre Toa Kohe-Love has been banned for two matches and fined ú300 for a high tackle on Wigans Steve Renouf in the opening Super League game last friday.Forward Danny Nutley has also received a two match ban and fined ú300 for striking during the match.Loose forward Tawera Nikau has received "Sending Off Sufficient" and has been cleared of starting the last fight of the match. Wigan Warriors forward Mick Cassidy was suspended for two games and fined ú400 for striking during the same game.Toa Kohe Love and Danny Nutley will miss this Sunday's (11/02/01) Silk Cut Challenge Cup Quarter final against Villeneuve Leopards. They will also miss the Tetley's Super League home opener for Warrington Wolves against Hull F.C (18/03/01).The Executive Committee also issued a formal letter to Wolves hooker David Highton about their future behaviour. The letter will be placed on his personal file and will be made available in the future if required to the Disciplinary Committee, if David is ever called before them.The club will issue a formal statement after the Executive Committee re-convenes on Thursday at 11:00am, to consider the total impact of the Tetley's Bitter Super League fixture.
Kick-Start!Wigan Warriors v. Warrington WolvesFriday 2nd March 2001Kick Off: 8:00PMWarrington Wolves Head Coach, Darryl Van de Velde is looking forward to the start of Tetley's Super League on Friday when the Wolves take on the Wigan Warriors at the JJB Stadium.Darryl commented, "The frame against Wigan is a tough challenge for the lads, it will be aproof of there off season training. The team is going across in a positive frame of mind. This is the first game of Tetley's Super League and the competition is wide open at the beginning, before teams start stamping their mark on the league table."Kevin Walters commented on the prospect of his game in Super League, "It is very exciting, I've played against Wigan before, but never at the new stadium, the JJB. I've also never played against Steve Renouf, only with him at Brisbane. Hopefully he won't run any of my passes!"
t color="#F7D608" face="Arial" size=+2>Wolves On The RoadThe Warrington Wolves Roadshow kicks off on Saturday 3rd March 2001, this is the first of its kind for the club.WHERE: STOCKTON HEATH SQUARE, STOCKTON HEATHTIME: 11AM - 1:00PMFirst team players will be on hand for autographs, there will be free giveaways including tickets for the Silk Cut game and the Home Opener: Hull FC on 18th March 2001. The Wolves will also be launching a new game exclusive to the roadshow. So come along!
Wolves to play the French!The Wolves have drawn French side Villeneuve in the Quarter-Finals of the Challenge Cup, the game will be played at Wilderspool.Darryl Van de Velde commented, "This is going to be another tough match for the guys, I'm pleased that we've got another home draw in the cup and am looking forward to it."The draw:Villeneuve v Warrington (at Wilderspool)St Helen's v HuddersfieldWakefield v BradfordHull FC v Leeds