Ohh Ohh Solomona
Second-rower David Solomona joined the Wolves back in 2010 and he will be remembered for his punishing drives, great handling, outrageous offloads and for being an, overall, born entertainer.
As he says farewell to his time at Warrington, warringtonwolves.com caught up with David to look back over his time at the club and reflect on the highlights.
"There have been a lot of highlights but I'd have to say winning the Challenge Cup in 2010 and getting to play with some great players is up there; apart from that every time I've run out onto the field at the HJ has been pretty special as well."
Warrington players, past and present, have all been presented with a unique heritage number commemorating their part within the club's history. As a player that's now moving on David said this means a lot.
"I know I'm 1091! We've had a bit of banter amongst the boys about the numbers too. It's nice to know you are part of something special and it is something I can take with me regardless of where I am, to know I've got a bit of history here at Warrington means a lot to me."
David also believes that Warrington has a strong future to look forward to.
"That's part of why it's so hard for me to retire now and think about leaving. It would be nice if I was a 22-year-old coming onto the scene signing here for four years as I can definitely see the club improving a lot more. There's probably only one more step to make to get better and that's winning the Grand Final. The club's won the Challenge Cup Final a few times, won the League Leaders Shield and narrowly lost in the Grand Final, there aren't too many accolades they haven't received and I'm pretty sure they'll go a lot further in the future."
As final seasons go, David's has to be one of the toughest to handle. An injury in pre-season training kept him out for the majority of the year but he still managed to make his mark on 2012 off the field.
"It's been difficult not playing at the back end of the season but it's hard trying to get a game when over two thirds of the season is already gone. I've still enjoyed every moment of it. It would have been nice to have the boys win at the weekend in the Final but saying that to get into the Challenge Cup final and win that, and then get to the Super League Grand Final, there's only two teams in the whole competition that can say they've done that. It's been a special year."
Keep an eye out on WolvesTV for the full interview and to hear how David would like to be remembered, what his future holds and his message to you the fans.
12, Oct, 2012