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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Ben Westwood determined Saturday’s Grand Final will not be his last game

It has been viewed as the perfect way to bow out a Warrington legend: by helping the club win their first championship for 63 years in Saturday’s Grand Final with Wigan. But Ben Westwood has got no intention of this weekend’s clash with the Warriors at Old Trafford being his farewell appearance. The 37-year-old, who has been at the heart…

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Barba shines as Saints put down a play-off marker

St Helens put down a marker for the forthcoming Super League semi-final play-offs with a decisive 14-34 victory over their neighbours Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium today. The two teams will face each other again in a fortnight’s time at the Totally Wicked Stadium and St Helens will go into that match as strong favourites after this dominant…

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Hughes aiming to continue record run of appearances for a good while yet

Super League’s marathon man Jack Hughes admits he’s got no intention of seeing his record run of consecutive appearances come to an end any time soon. Last week’s victory over Hull was Hughes’ 81st consecutive appearance in all competitions in a Warrington shirt – the longest unbroken streak of any player currently playing in Super League. Hughes still has some…

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