Wainwright Signs for 2006Wolves backrower Mike Wainwright has agreed a one year extension to his contract that will see him at the club until the end of 2006. Mike, who has been ever present so far this season in the backrow, was signed from local club Woolston Rovers making his debut for Warrington back in 1994 against Doncaster.A NEW CONTRACT SIGNED UNTIL THE END OF 2006, ARE YOU GOING TO FINISH YOUR CAREER HERE?Yes I have one more year then I will take it from there.WERE YOU WORRIED WITH THE TALK OF NEW SIGNINGS FOR 2006 PRIOR TO SIGNING YOUR NEW DEAL?Not really as the team is improving week by week and new signings will just make us stronger in the future.WHAT WOULD WINNING A TROPHY WITH WARRINGTON MEAN TO YOU?It would mean everything to me win a trophy here. Next year will be my 14th season in rugby and I have yet to win a trophy in 1st grade.BEING PLAYER OF THE YEAR LAST SEASON DOES THAT PLACE YOU UNDER ANY MORE PRESSURE TO PERFORM THIS YEAR?No it didnÆt I am happy with my form this season, I am really enjoying my rugby and to win the player of the year last season was an honour but it has not put me under any undue pressure this year.THE RIGHT EDGE HAS BEEN SCORING TRIES FOR FUN THIS SEASON, HOW DO YOU FEEL THE LEFT EDGE HAS GONE?The left has been stronger following Nat WoodÆs return after injury. The right edge has been stronger as the players on that side have been consistently the same Lee Briers, Martin Gleeson and Henry FaÆafili. We have had a few changes so itÆs going to take a while to click.WE PLAYED WIGAN OFF THE PARK AT HOME LAST SEASON, CAN YOU BETTER THAT THIS YEAR?The most important thing is to get the win, however you beat Wigan is a good win and I am confident we will win.AFTER THE HAMMERING AT SALFORD A BIG MONTH FOLLOWED WITH WINS OVER WIDNES, WAKEFIELD, BRADFORD AND HULL, HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING?Since our defeat against Salford and the victory over Widnes the atmosphere in the club has been more relaxed and that has brought out the best in the team.ONLY MARTIN GLEESON IN THE GREAT BRITAIN SQUAD, ARE YOU DISAPPOINTED THAT YOU AND MORE OF YOUR TEAM MATES DIDNÆT GET INCLUDED?A few players in the squad did deserve to be in Mark Hilton, Ben Westwood, Jon Clarke and Lee Briers have been playing really well. Though there is still time for everyone.HOW HAVE YOU SPENT YOUR TIME SINCE THE LAST GAME AGAINST ST HELENS?5 days in Spain with the family relaxing, the next best thing to being in the Challenge Cup.IF YOU COULD MAKE ONE RULE CHANGE IN THE GAME WHAT WOULD IT BE?Whoever scores the try kicks the goal!
12, May, 2005