Hot in the CiteThe Wolves trip to Carcassonne was big hit with the army of travelling fans from Warrington, but the heatwave in the area caused problems with not just the fans looking for shade on the open terracing but the players on the field.The temperature, even at 7pm in the evening was scorching hot, being reported as in the 90's gave both squads some problems. The subs benches had to be covered with towels to try and shade the players from the sun and extra water carriers were drafted in to help with the constant supply of liquids needed by the players. Match commissioner Ray Tennant also arranged for the game to be played in four quarters with a longer break for half-time to give players and officials much needed rest and recovery time in the sweltering conditions.Wolves coach David Plange commented, "Carcassonne as place is tremendous, the ambience and culture are fantastic but I wouldn't want to subject my players to those kind of conditions again."The Wolves have extended a welcome to the French side to play a friendly next year as part of pre-season preprartions.
26, Jun, 2002