Chambers for Special ProjectsBrian Chambers, a former coach with Warrington schoolboys and Rugby League Development stalwart, has joined the Wolves with a view to handling "Special Projects" within the Wolves highly sucessful Community Development section.Chambers, who helped pioneer the summer conference and a fomer member of the Rugby League policy board, will be working alongside Adam Jude and Dave Prince in providing an excellent continued service to the local community through the Wolves.
Super League V - Round 13 Team NewsA push for the top five by both sides and a tough encounter for this weekends "On the road" match with the London Broncos.The squad is:Lee PennyAlan HunteJon RoperLee BriersAllan LangerAndrew GeeDanny FarrarDanny NutleySteve McCurrieDean BusbyTawera NikauIan KnottMark HiltonJerome GuissetDavid HightonChris CampbellPaul NooneMike PetersToa Kohe-LoveRecent signing Mike Peters seems to have impressed enough in last weeks Alliance match to be given a shot in the Wolves squad for this weekends fixture with the Broncos at Newport. Also returning to the squad from a two match ban is Toa Kohe-Love. Coach Van de Velde will narrow selection down to 17 on Sunday. Broncos coach John Monie has named an unchanged starting line up for Sunday's clash. The Broncos will be without Greg Fleming (groin injury) and Tulsen Tollett (hand injury) for the game through injury. Monie only makes one change with Andrew Wynyard returning from injury to sit on the bench and 18 year old stand off Peter Lupton who was an unused sub against Huddersfield-Sheffield Giants last week drops out. Andy Johnson will keep his place at loose forward with Wynyard not fit enough to start with a continuing back injury.
Wolves New StadiumTesco has submitted new outline proposals for a 12,449 sq metre foodstore, plus car parking, together with a 12,000 capacity stadium in Winwick Road, Warrington, in a multi million pound deal with Carlsberg Tetley Brewing Ltd and Warrington Sports Holdings.The joint application provided an alternative plan to the foodstore and mixed housing development originally proposed for the redundant brownfield site, formerly the Carlsberg-Tetley Brewery in June 1998."Warrington Borough Council can now decide which proposal best compliments the town centre" said Tesco spokesman, Martin Venning. It is expected to become the home of Warrington Wolves RLFC, who need to develop new facilities in the next year to remain in the Superleague, as well as catering for a wide range of community sporting and leisure needs in the town centre.Norman Summers, Chairman of Warrington Sports Holdings Limited, owners of the Warrington Wolves said "The joint planning application and working relationship are the result of many months of constructive meetings between Tesco and ourselves. It is a great opportunity for the town to obtain a fantastic new Sports Stadium, which is intended to be an asset for both the club and the entire Warrington Community".Lord Hoyle, Chairman of Warrington Wolves said "I believe not only the fans, but the whole of Warrington will welcome the opportunity this presents for the Town to have an all purpose Community Stadium".Chief Executive of the Warrington Wolves, Peter Deakin, commented "This is a tremendously exciting project we are about to embark upon and we are very proud to announce this valuable partnership with Tesco".Spokesman for Tesco, Martin Venning added "Our joint venture represents a successful commercial outcome for all parties involved and does not compromise our existing Sponsorship Agreement with Wigan RLFC".A planning application is to be submitted jointly today, Wednesday, 31 May 2000.
"Biting" to be provenAn 'On Report' allegation by Wolves prop Danny Nutley that he was bitten by Bulls fullback Stuart Spruce has given the club until next Monday to produce evidence of the incident.After reviewing the match video the RFL Executive Committee postponed the debate until such time that Nutley and the Wolves can provide a collaboratory statement and evidence to support the allegation.Greg McCallum, spokesman for the executive committee said, said: "The executive committee were recently given extra powers to delay a final hearing on a more serious than normal disciplinary charge so that they have more time to collate all the available evidence before making a decision.""This is the first time that the committee have had to exercise those powers. Spruce has not yet been cleared but the burden of providing evidence of such an offence is now very much with Nutley and the Wolves."McCallum also revealed that the Executive Committee were to write to both clubs and players expressing its displeasure at some incidents witnessed on the video.
Bulls Match VideoWatch the Wolves beat the Bulls everyday of the week!Super League V Round 12 Match video, Wolves 42 vs Bulls 32, available from this Friday (2nd June) from the club shop shop priced £9.99.
Deaks Speaks!Wolves Chief Executive Peter Deakin spoke exclusively to the Official website after the match, "If we could just bottle that which we had today, those are great intangibles which you can't measure or see them, and that is commitment, determination, passion and bit of humility goes a long, long way.""I'm so pleased for the boys, so pleased for the team. More than anything now that hopefully those people who were theorising and don't really understand what goes on behind the scenes at a Rugby League club.""Just get behind the boys now. I'm encouraged for the fans and crowd, but we can't rest on our laurels, let's get onto next week and get on with it."Peter will be available to talk to fans and supporters in the Wolves Chat room this Wednesday 31st May from 6-7pm.
Super League V - Round 12 Team NewsGary Chambers make a return to the squad after missing last week with a hamstring strain. A big crowd is expected as the Bulls push for the top of the table and the Wolves look to kick-start before the second half of the season.The squad is:Lee PennyAlan HunteJon RoperLee BriersAllan LangerAndrew GeeDanny FarrarDanny NutleySteve McCurrieDean BusbyTawera NikauIan KnottGary ChambersMark HiltonJerome GuissetDavid HightonChris CampbellDavid AlsteadPaul NooneLee Briers, who was brought off early in the Castleford Match suffering from a badly bruised leg, has been training well all week and more than likely to start after doubts earlier in the week.33 year old Bernard Dwyer has been ruled out of the clash with a double bicep problem. The Bulls players attended a training camp at Blaydon near Newcastle earlier in the week. Michael Withers, with a leg problem, and Tevita Vaikona are the main injury worries although prop Brian McDermott has also been nursing a knee problem. The Wolves Alliance match against the Bulls will be played at Bradford and Bingley Rugby Union Club, the Bees' Wagon Lane ground in Bingley at 2:30pm on Saturday, admission is free to all.
Super League V - Round 11 Team NewsDarryl Van de Velde names three up and coming Academy and Alliance stars in his squad for this weekends clash with Castleford Tigers.The squad is:Lee PennyAlan HunteJon RoperLee BriersAllan LangerAndrew GeeDanny FarrarDanny NutleySteve McCurrieDean BusbyTawera NikauIan KnottGary ChambersMark HiltonJerome GuissetDavid HightonChris CampbellDavid AlsteadPaul Noone23. Chris Campbell20 year old Chris Campbell makes his second appearance in the squad after debuting against the Giants in round 9. Chris played for local side Crosfields before moving to Salford Academy and finally settling with the Wolves. Son of former referee David Campbell24. David Alstead18 year old David is a full back by trade but can slot into the backline with good pace. Played amateur rugby with Ince St Williams in Wigan before coming to Wilderspool.25. Paul Noone19 year old Paul has a fantastic future ahead of him and is proving his worth by being the Great Britain Academy Captain. A loose forward or Second Row by choice but can also play in the centres. Signed from Widnes Tigers.Out for the Wolves are Toa Kohe-Love, starting his two match ban after a high tackle on Salfords Kris Tasell last week, Ian Sibbit with a shoulder injury and veteran winger Nark Forster, who will be in plaster for at least another four weeks with a broken arm.The Tigers, currently fourth in the table, will have influential stand-off Brad Davis out with a rib cartilage problem. Centre Barrie-John Mather is likely to make his debut this season after returning from Rugby Union side Manchester Sale, he is likely to team up with former Wolf Michael Eager. Ciach Stuart Raper is delaying naming a side until either tomorrow or Sunday as there will be fitness tests to Lee Harland and Richard Gay.The Wolves Alliance side travel to second from bottom Dewsbury Rams this evening. At present Warrington are seventh in the Alliance Championship table trailing Leeds Rhinos by two points.
Wolves in WalesWarrington Wolves round 13 clash with London Broncos on Sunday 4th June will be held at Newport RFC in South Wales. The club will be running two official trips for this landmark game:The Wire FlyerDay return to Newport (ticket not included), departs St James' court carpark at 8.30am.Prices: Adults £17, Supporters Club £16Concessions £13, Wolfpack £12Wolves WeekenderDeparts St James'court carpark at 10am. Overnight stay in Post House Cardiff City Centre. Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and coach transfers included. Ticket not included.Prices: Adult £69, Children (sharing adults room) £20Single room supplement £10Ticket PricesStand £15, Ground £10 Adults, £1 ChildrenPlaces are limited, please contact the Club Shop on (01925) 235005.
Toa gets two match banA Rugby Footbal League disciplinary hearing has given Wolves kiwi centre, Toa Kohe-Love, a two match ban and fined him £300 for a high tackle against Salford player Kris Tasell on Sunday evening.Kohe-Love will miss this weekends clash with Castleford and the following weeks match against Bradford.