Friday, November 28, 2014
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Warrington Wolves CEO steps down

Warrington Wolves chief executive Andy Gatcliffe is to step down early in the new year after 15 years in charge. Since his appointment in 2000, he has played a major role in the club achieving its current heights not only within the game but also within the business community. Since taking on the position in the latter stages of the club’s ... Read More »

Warrington announce trio of friendlies

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Warrington Wolves have confirmed their pre-season schedule ahead of the 2015 season, with three friendlies taking place in January to prepare them for the forthcoming campaign. The trio of games, which will all be played at the club’s Halliwell Jones Stadium, will see them face two Super League sides, as well as French outfit Toulouse as part of a unique ... Read More »

Warrington invest in £500,000 training facility

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Warrington Wolves have continued to invest in the ongoing development of the club by introducing a new indoor training facility. The club, in association with JLJ Group, have used the off-season to start the construction of a new purpose-built facility on site at the University of Chester, Warrington Padgate campus. The £500,000 investment will house a 3G pitch and sit ... Read More »

Wolves roster full, says Tony Smith

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Warrington coach Tony Smith has revealed the Wolves don’t expect to make any more pre-season signings. The eight-time Challenge Cup winners have brought in three high-profile names for 2015 – St Helens’ Gary Wheeler, Ashton Sims from North Queensland and Castleford’s Daryl Clark – and will only dip into the market again if their hand is forced. “We’re pretty full, ... Read More »

Warrington want more from Roy Asotasi

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Warrington head coach Tony Smith is hoping to see more from Roy Asotasi next season, although he admits that 2014 has been tough for the Kiwi prop. Asotasi joined the Wolves on a two-year contract at the start of the season after a 13-year career in the NRL with Canterbury and South Sydney. The front-rower won an NRL Grand Final ... Read More »

Smith sold the Warrington move, says Sims

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New Warrington Wolves signing Ashton Sims admits that the passion of Tony Smith sold the move halfway across the world to join Warrington, saying that once he had spoken to the Wolves boss, he knew he wanted to come to Super League. Sims arrived in the country last week ahead of taking up a deal with Warrington, and the Fiji ... Read More »

Smith: England are improving

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Former England coach Tony Smith believes the national team is improving and a victory over Australia and New Zealand will come. England suffered close losses against both the Kangaroos and Kiwis in the recent Four Nations, missing out of the tournament’s final. Smith, who coached Great Britain in 2007 and led England at the 2008 World Cup, said England was ... Read More »

World Club Series tickets now on sale

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Tickets to see the best Rugby League players from the northern and southern hemispheres do battle in the 2015 World Club Series are now on sale. The eagerly-anticipated tournament has already been billed the ‘Ryder Cup of Rugby League’ and sees the top three clubs from the First Utility Super League, St Helens, Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves face NRL ... Read More »

Sims feels at home in Warrington already

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New Warrington Wolves signing Ashton Sims admits he’s slightly nervous about making a mark with his new club in 2015 – but says the welcome everyone at the club has given him so far has made the switch across to the other side of the world seamless. Sims arrived in England earlier this week ahead of starting a two-year contract ... Read More »

Warrington’s future is bright, says Ratchford

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Warrington utility Stefan Ratchford believes the development of the Wolves’ young stars mean they will be better placed to challenge for silverware in coming years. Players like Rhys Evans, Gene Ormsby and James Laithwaite became regulars in the Warrington side in 2014. The Wolves overcame a slow start to make the semi-finals of both the Challenge Cup and the Super ... Read More »