t color="#F7D608" face="Arial" size=+2>Q&A Session with the WolvesOn Wednesday 17th January there will be a chance for Wolves fans to meet the clubs new signings and have a Question and Answer session with them.The Touchdown club will play host to Kevin Walters, David Kidwell, Martin Masella and Steve Georgallis. There will be a Question and Answer session with the above players and coach Darryl Van de Velde will also be on hand to give some insight into the Wolves campaign for Super League VI. The session will start at 7.30pm.
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t color="#F7D608" face="Arial" size=+2>Georgallis Tough Enough for the WeatherSteve Georgallis arrived in Warrington today ready to stake his claim on a jersey for Super League VI.The former Wests Tigers hooker who has been granted a Greek passport and plays as an EU citizen was welcomed by wintry conditions at Wilderspool, but that certainly didn't put off the tough utility player who is more than looking forward to the challenge of British Rugby.With David Highton, Mark Gleeson and even Kevin Walters all eyeing the number nine jersey Steve will be in for some competition but with over 200 first grade games under his belt "George" is willing and able to take up a number of roles.After settling in Steve will start training in blustery conditions at the Wolves training camp, and will probably travel with the squad on their week with the Commandos.Name: Steve GeorgallisDate of Birth: 17/06/68Weight: 92kgHeight: 180lbsNickname: GeorgePosition: UtilityJunior Clubs: St George Dragons, Dunbar HotelFirst Grade Debut: 1989First Grade Appearances: 206Semi-Final Appearances: 1Tries: 27First Grade Points: 104Former Clubs: Western Suburbs, Easts
Boxing Day ChallengeWarrington Wolves v Salford City RedsWilderspool StadiumKick Off 3pm
- A first in Super League history for Warrington Wolves playing on Boxing Day.
- Returning to the team from World Cup duties Lee Briers from Wales and Toa Kohe Love from New Zealand Maoris.
- Young stars Jamie Stenhouse, Mark Gleeson ( Man of the Match of the South Sydney Rabbitohs match ), Paul Noone, Paul Wood and Dave Alstead will feature.
- Salford City Reds line up include Steve Blakeley, Mike Wainwright (Warrington old boys), possible appearance of Martin Offiah and Tom O'Reilly on trial after featuring in the Papua New Guinea World Cup team.
- A chance to see Rebble the Devil, the new funked up Salford mascot and the one the only Wolfie!
- Ticket Prices: Brian Bevan Stand: ú12 (concession: ú7), Ground ú9 (concession ú5), Children: ú3 or ú2 with voucher in Warrington Guardian.
- Wolfie and Rebel the Devil will be in Golden Square on Saturday 23rd December 2000 from 11am promoting the Boxing Day Challenge and distributing ú1 concession tickets for Junior Admission.
- Jerome Guisset returns to the Wolves for Super League VI and will be playing on Boxing Day v. Salford City Reds.
Guisset ReturnsJerome Guisset has returned to Warrington Wolves to take up his second year option on his contract. Jerome will play in the Boxing Day Challenge against Salford City Reds.It was reported that Guisset had left the club to sign for UTC in France. Guisset has always been registered to Warrington Wolves. When he returned to France for World Cup training he took up a playing with UTC as part of his training and has played with them since the World Cup.Guisset played for Canberra Raiders in 1999, making four appearances. He was the second Frenchman to play first grade rugby league in Australia. He was the first Frenchman to sign for Warrington Wolves. Guisset made 12 + 11 sub appearances and scored 7 tries for the Wolves last season.It was always expected that he would return to play for the Wolves after the World Cup and his holiday in France to play in Super League VI.Jerome commented, "I am really looking forward to coming back to Warrington Wolves. The standards of Super league and competition are high and competitive, which I find challenging. The club and Darryl have been good to me and I am looking forward to being part of the squad in Super League VI.I am confident of a top five place with the new signings that Darryl has made in the close season and I am looking forward to working with Kevin Walters, Martin Masella, David Kidwell and it will be fun to be alongside Rob Smyth again."
"I'm Back!"Wolves big-hitting forward Andrew Gee arrived back in the UK yesterday and immediately proclaimed that he would be "fit and raring to go" for the start of the season.Speaking exclusively to the Wolf Web Andrew said, "I'm Back! The operation I had on my shoulder has been successful and I'll be fit for the start of Super League VI.""I've got movement back in the shoulder and I've been resting it up, it feels good. I'm just raring to go!"
Wolves Respond to LindsayIn response to Maurice Lindsay's comments in the Rugby Leaguer on Page 5, regarding Mark Hilton's arm injury. Warrington Wolves have released the following statement:"Mark's initial injury happened while on England duty. Warrington Wolves provided specialist treatment, which was followed up until a specialist cleared him.Mark Hilton was fully fit by the time he left Warrington Wolves. No one could anticipate non - union due to keloid, being laid around the fracture site.Mark should verify that he was given the best treatment that Warrington could offer.Mr Lindsay signed Mark Hilton, then he found out there was a problem with his arm. No one could anticipate the problems that Mark has since faced.Warrington Wolves are disappointed by Maurice Lindsay's comments and consider them inappropriate."
Walters the Wolf5 times Grand Final winner Kevin Walters has agreed a two year deal with Warrington Wolves, subject to work permit and contract confirmation.The former Brisbane Broncos Captain joins his old team-mates Allan Langer and Andrew Gee after another of former Brisbane player Kevin Campion decided against a move to the UK and agreed a deal with the New Zealand Warriors. Kevin will fill the final overseas place vacated by Campion.Kevin, who took over the captaincy from Langer, led the Broncos to last seasons Grand Final victory over Sydney City 14-6. He has also represented Queensland in the State of Origin alongside Langer and Gee.The whole Walters family is steeped in Rugby League with Kevin's twin, Kerrod, playing for the Broncos before captaining Gateshead in their inaugural season. Other brothers Steve, Andrew and Brett have also pulled on the Brsibane colours over the last few years with Steve now taking up a coaching role with the club.Walters StatisticsPosition: Half-backAge: 33Height: 170cmWeight: 84kg1st Grade Games: 291Canberra Raiders: 1987-1989Brisbane Broncos: 1990-2000Career Tries: 73Points: 292Finals: 34 (won 21)Grand Finals: 6Premierships: Canberra 1989, Brisbane 1992-93, 1997, Super League 1998, 1999, 2000 State of Origin Matches: 20 (1989-1999)Tri-Series Matches: 3Tests: 11 ( 1991-1998)
Wolves X-Mas rumble with RedsThe Wolves came face-to-face with their Boxing Day opposition, with ex-Warrington players Mike Wainwright and Steve Blakeley likely to lead the Reds charge this Christmas. With some tough games under both clubs belts last season the Reds will eager to rub salt into the wounds after their revenge victory following the thrilling Challenge Cup quarter-final match.The Reds have confirmed that flying winger Martin Offiah will be with the club next season and the prospect of new signing David Kidwell potentially making a debut for the Wolves makes for an interesting match.The Reds have a number of ex-Warrington players on their books and the Wolves are looking to see how the likes of Lee Briers, Tawera Nikau and Toa Kohe-Love have come through their World Cup challenges.The game kicks-off at 3pm with what is hoped to be a festive "cracker" of a game.
Wolves Secure Funding for the 'People's Stadium'Warrington Wolves announced at a press conference today (Friday 8th December 2000) that they have secured a funding of ú5 million for the new 'People's Stadium' in Warrington.Warrington Sports Holdings Ltd, the owners of Warrington Wolves have been given six acres of land worth ú4 million, for the stadium site. The agreement between Tesco, Carlsberg - Tetley and Warrington Sports Holdings was formalised at the beginning of the week.The deal and future of the club as a Super League entity is dependent on backing from the Government for the Warrington Borough Council's approval of the plan for a Tesco Extra store and a 12,000 capacity stadium on the former Tetley walker brewery site on Winwick Road, Warrington.The only obstacle in the club's bid for the new state of the art stadium is planning approval. A decision on the new stadium from Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott's office is hoped before Christmas.
News on New StadiumThe Warrington Wolves board will be holding a press conference on their move forward in the future with the announcement of an 'enhanced' new package involving Tesco and Carlsberg-Tetley.A decision is still to be made by the Secretary of State, but the club and its partners are hopeful of a positive outcome.