Four celebrate milestones over Cup weekend
Warrington Wolves marked four player milestones at the weekend with two players making their first team debuts and two reaching 150 appearances in primrose and blue.
Second rower Danny Bridge and prop Glenn Riley, both 20, made their debuts in yesterday’s Cup clash with Keighley Cougars.
Both players have gained experience within the club’s academy set-up over recent seasons as well as in the Championship for partner club Swinton Lions this year.
Ben Harrison made his debut back in 2006 and has now reached 150 appearances for the club which he joined back in 2004. He is renowned for being a solid defender and creative off-loader. An early injury hampered his start to the season but returning to the team over Easter versus Widnes has seen him back at the fore.
Hooker Michael Monaghan joined the club back in 2008 from NRL side Manly Sea Eagles. The skill around the ruck of this naturally tough and intelligent Aussie is an important part of the game. He is renowned for his man of the match performance in the 2009 Cup Final.
Past player Derek Whitehead was invited down to training to present the players with their commemorative shirts to mark their milestones.
Derek, fullback, played for Warrington between 1969 and 1979 making 245 (29) appearances, kicking 713 goals. His finest hour was winning the Lance Todd trophy in the 1974 Challenge Cup Final win over Featherstone at Wembley. He won three Great Britain caps and made five appearances for Lancashire throughout his career.
Pictures courtesy of George Thornton
22, Apr, 2013