SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

St Helens v Wakefield (7:45pm, Totally Wicked Stadium Sky Sports) The Super League leaders are unchanged for Friday’s clash with Wakefield Trinity as they look to further solidify their position at the top of the table. Wakefield, fresh off Sunday’s win against Widnes, make one change as they look to keep up the pace with the top four; captain Danny…

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New deal for Patton at Warrington

Warrington Wolves halfback Declan Patton has agreed a two-year contract extension until November 2020. Patton, 23, progressed through the Wolves’ Scholarship and Academy system, making his first-team debut in 2015. He has made 54 appearances to date and has kicked 80 goals and crossed for eleven tries, including one in the last minute of Saturday’s Challenge Cup win over Wigan.…

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Patton keen for regular rugby at half-back as speculation continues over future

Declan Patton has admitted he would be open to remaining wth Warrington in 2019 – but concedes he wants to be playing half-back on a regular basis for the sake of his career. Patton has caught the eye in recent weeks in a new role of interchange hooker, but speculation is intensifying over his future, with Patton attracting interest and…

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Wolves gain revenge on Wigan to reach Cup semi-final

Warrington Wolves earned a convincing 23-0 victory today against Wigan Warriors at the Halliwell Jones Stadium to progress into the semi-final of the Challenge Cup at Bolton on 6 August. The Wolves led 16-0 at half-time and stood up in defence in the second half to present the Warriors from scoring, gaining revenge for their 38-10 defeat at the Magic…

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Warrington needed a change, admits captain Chris Hill ahead of huge Wigan cup clash

As they aim to take a significant step towards a return to the Challenge Cup final this afternoon, Warrington captain Chris Hill has admitted that they did need a change of coach to reinvigorate them. The Wolves host Wigan in arguably the standout tie of the 2018 quarter-finals, with the winners just one win away from Wembley and the August…

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COMBINED XIII: Warrington v Wigan, Challenge Cup quarter-final

Warrington and Wigan lock horns in a mouthwatering Challenge Cup quarter-final on Saturday afternoon – and to whet the appetite for it, TotalRL has picked a Combined XIII featuring the best players from both 19-man squads selected for the clash. Disagree with the picks? Feel free to let us know @LeagueExpress on Twitter! Fullback: Stefan Ratchford (Warrington) Easily the toughest…

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Warrington coach Steve Price refuses to comment on Kyle Eastmond move

Warrington coach Steve Price has refused to comment on speculation the club are about to land the services of dual-code England international Kyle Eastmond. League Express revealed on Monday that the Wolves were in the hunt for Eastmond, who is currently a free agent after recently being released by rugby union side Wasps. And the Australian admitted he had no…

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Price turns to poetry to inspire Warrington turnaround against Hull

Warrington coach Steve Price turned to an unusual source to provide the half-time inspiration for Warrington’s team-talk against Hull on Friday: poetry. The Wolves looked uncharacteristically out-of-sorts during the first half against Hull, trailing 12-0 to an injury-depleted Black and Whites side. However, the second half was markedly different, Warrington scoring 30 unanswered points to secure victory and solidify their…

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Impressive Wigan earn convincing win over Warrington

Wigan were mightily impressive today in defeating Warrington Wolves 38-10 in the Magic Weekend at St James’ Park in Newcastle. The Warriors gave a ferociously competitive performance, particularly in defence in a crucial period in the first half, and they gradually squeezed the spirit out of the Wolves. And yet after Sam Tomkins had kicked an early penalty, it was…

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