Wolves 19 For Hull Encounter
Warrington Wolves will travel to the KC Stadium this weekend for their first of two trips to Hull for rounds 4 and 5.
Last season the Wolves played Hull FC in the opening round of the competition securing one point from a 20-20 draw.
This time around the Warrington side are going in off the back of two wins and a draw from the opening three rounds; the Airlie Birds have one win, one draw and a loss to their name to date.
Saturday's game is set to see two more player milestones reached with Chris Riley due to mark his 150th club appearance and Paul Wood his 300th.
Wolves' head of coaching and rugby Tony Smith said: "It will be a tough game no doubt. Last year was unique; I think we got off a plane five days before our first round against Hull and we had a real tough game over there. We are in a different shape this year as are they. They've recruited some new players and will have gained some confidence from their last couple of outings. We are starting to build some of ours as well. While there are still some aspects of our game that we need to continue to improve on we feel we are improving in some areas as well."
4 Ryan Atkins
10 Garreth Carvell
17 Mike Cooper
24 Ben Currie
20 Rhys Evans
15 Simon Grix
14 Micky Higham
18 Chris Hill
1 Brett Hodgson
26 James Laithwaite
21 Tyrone McCarthy
5 Joel Monaghan
9 Michael Monaghan
7 Richie Myler
19 Stefan Ratchford
2 Chris Riley
32 James Saltonstall
11 Trent Waterhouse
16 Paul Wood
Injury update: Lee Briers (neck/shoulder), Adrian Morley (bicep), Ben Harrison (hernia)
Suspension: Ben Westwood (one match)
Saturday evening will also be the first time the Wolves will take to the pitch in this year's green, white and red away kit. Buy yours today in store or at WolfWare Online.
Hull FC v Warrington Wolves, Saturday 23rd February, 5.45pm, KC Stadium
Hull FC U19s v Warrington Wolves U19s, Saturday 23rd February, 2.30pm, Bishop Burton College
Partner club Swinton Lions are away to Keighley Cougars in the Championship on Saturday 23rd February, 6pm
21, Feb, 2013