Saints-Warrington clash is ‘fixture of the year’, insists Wolves CEO Fitzpatrick

Warrington Wolves CEO Karl Fitzpatrick says Friday’s top-of-the-table showdown with St Helens is the ‘fixture of the year’ – while also revealing positive news on Gareth Widdop, who will be fit for the start of pre-season with the Wire next season. The Wolves travel to St Helens in a meeting of undisputedly the best two teams in the opening two…

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PODCAST: The Total Rugby League Show – Ep 8

The Total Rugby League Show returns to discuss this week’s big talking points, including Wigan Warriors and Shaun Edwards, the form of the Leeds Rhinos, the appointment of Denis Betts at the Newcastle Thunder and a results round-up from last weekend’s Super League. On this week’s show, host Ben Hughes is joined by Warrington Wolves’ Stefan Ratchford, League Express Editor Martyn Sadler and Rugby League World Editor Matthew Shaw.

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Warrington too strong for Wigan

Warrington Wolves maintained their challenge to Super League leaders St Helens with a hard fought 25-12 victory against Wigan Warriors at the Halliwell Jones Stadium tonight. The Wolves came into the game without Bryson Goodwin, who suffered an injury in the previous week’s game against Castleford Tigers, while Wigan were forced to make several changes from the team that lost…

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Squad news for Friday’s two Super League games – as McGillvary returns for Huddersfield

Huddersfield v Warrington (7:45pm, John Smith’s Stadium) Huddersfield welcome back three big names for Friday’s clash with Warrington – including England star Jermaine McGillvary. The winger was injured in their warm-up game against Wakefield last month, but is back to full fitness and takes his place in Simon Woolford’s 19-man squad for the game. Ukuma Ta’ai and Lee Gaskell also…

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Wolves snap up England union star

As revealed in Monday’s League Express, Warrington Wolves have signed former England International centre Luther Burrell from Rugby Union side Northampton Saints on a contract that will run until November 2021. Burrell, 31, who stands 6ft 3in and weighs 17 stone, will join the Wire from July 1, when his Union contract expires. He toured Argentina with England in 2013…

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Austin scores as Wolves too strong for disappointing Rhinos

Warrington Wolves dealt comfortably with a disappointing Leeds Rhinos side at the Halliwell Jones Stadium tonight, easing to a 26-6 victory after leading 20-0 at half-time. The Wolves were giving debuts to stand-off Blake Austin and forward Jason Clark, who have joined from the NRL clubs Canberra Raiders and South Sydney Rabbitohs respectively, while Dec Patton stepped into the boots…

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Woolston to back Atkins’ Testimonial on Sunday

WOOLSTON ROVERS will host West Leeds on Sunday morning (20 January) in a War of the Roses clash that will launch Warrington Wolves star Ryan Atkins’ Testimonial. The match, at the Sadore Construction Field, Monks Sports Club, Hillock Lane, Woolston, kicks off at 11.30am, with Warrington entertaining Widnes Vikings at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in the afternoon. Rovers are unbeaten…

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Warrington head coach signs two-year deal

Warrington Wolves head coach Steve Price has today signed a two-year contract extension running until November 2021, with League Express reporting today that he had been offered a new deal. Speculation had mounted linking Price with a move to NRL club Cronulla Sharks after the departure of Shane Flanagan, but the 40-year-old has now committed to the club to sign…

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Motivation to ‘do things differently’ drove Blake Austin to Warrington in 2019

Blake Austin has revealed his motivation to do things differently played a major part in bringing him to Super League at the age of just 27 – and admits he already has an idea what will happen after his three-year deal with Warrington is up. Austin is arguably the biggest new signing in the English game next year, after agreeing…

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