Team for HalifaxWith the retirement of Club Captain Matt Rodwell, Head Coach David Plange is left with only 20 fit players going into their game against Halifax Blue Sox at the Shay 25th May. With Vice Captain Dean Busby is out with a long-term injury Lee Briers, who scored his 1,000th point for the club last weekend, will take the captain's armband.Young halfback Gary Hulse is an injury worry and therefore PNG International, Tom O'Reilly is expected to start at strum half.Danny Halliwell, on loan from Halifax, will be out to prove a point against his team mates.Former Great Britain Academy Captain Paul Noone returns for the Wolves after a loan spell at Chorley and is expected to be on the bench.The team will be selected from:30. Michael Watts2. Rob Smyth11. Darren Burns28. Danny Halliwell25. Leroy Rivett14. Tommy O'Reilly6. Lee Briers (c)8. Mark Hilton9. Jon Clarke10. Dale Laughton18. Nick Fozzard15. Paul Marquet16. Jerome Guisset13. Sid Domic24. Paul Noone30. Graham Appo21. Paul WoodWolves Head Coach Dave Plange stated, "The team is expecting a physical encounter against the Halifax pack. Indeed the team is relishing the prospect of a physical challenge."
24, May, 2002