Friday, July 25, 2014
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Warrington Wolves

Warrington without several stars for Hull KR rematch

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Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith will be forced into a number of changes for this weekend’s clash with Hull Kingston Rovers, after injuries forced his hand in his squad selection. Ben Westwood is definitely out, as he picked up a calf injury during the Tetley’s Challenge Cup victory over the Robins last time out. Young prop Ben Evans is ... Read More »

Chris Riley extends stay at Wakefield Wildcats

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As reported in Monday’s League Express, it has been announced that Warrington Wolves winger Chris Riley will remain on loan at the Wildcats on a week-by-week basis. Riley joined the Wildcats on an initial one month stint at the start of March, making his debut in the win over Catalans Dragons at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium. He has appeared four ... Read More »

Sandercock: Bounce of ball probably decided it

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Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock claims his side’s Challenge Cup loss to Warrington earlier today was probably decided by the ‘bounce of the ball’. The Rovers lost 24-28 after throwing away a decent lead they built early on. “It was a very close game and the bounce of the ball probably decided it,” said Sandercock. “The players worked really hard ... Read More »

Wolves unveil Challenge Cup squad for Hull KR visit

Warrington got back to winning ways.

Warrington Wolves have named their 19-man squad for Sunday’s Challenge Cup round four clash with Hull Kingston Rovers. Coach Tony Smith is leaving nothing to chance and has picked a full-strength squad featuring all 17 of the side that defeated Huddersfield Giants last week. Warrington’s 19-man squad 1 Matty Russell 3 Chris Bridge 4 Ryan Atkins 5 Joel Monaghan 6 ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull KR v Warrington Wolves

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Hull Kingston Rovers and Warrington lock horns in one of five all-Super League clashes this weekend, with the Wolves looking to continue their rich recent history in the famous tournament. With Matthew Russell easing himself back to full fitness for the Wolves, the visitors are likely to be considered as favourites for their trip to East Hull – where they ... Read More »

Ben Westwood wary of underdog opponents in Challenge Cup

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Despite being arguably the most dominant force in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup in recent years, Warrington captain Ben Westwood is still wary of their opponents this weekend – as they look to launch another charge to the final. The Wolves have won the Cup three times in the last five years, with Hull Kingston Rovers standing in their way this ... Read More »

Warrington call in Lee Briers’ help to prepare for cup clash

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Warrington have called upon the expertise of legendary half-back Lee Briers to steer them towards success in 2014. Whilst Briers won’t be stepping out onto the pitch in the famous primrose and blue again, he will be working with the club’s current batch of pivots to ensure that they success wherever they can with their kicking game. Wolves co-captain Michael ... Read More »

Russell excited for Challenge Cup debut

Scotland full-back Matty Russell. ©RLPhotos

Fresh from making his first start for Warrington Wolves, Matty Russell is preparing for another significant moment his career – his debut in the Challenge Cup competition. Before his year with Gold Coast Titans, Russell made two appearances for Wigan and six whilst on loan with Hull FC. But none were in the Challenge Cup, which he is now aiming ... Read More »

Match report: Huddersfield Giants 14-33 Warrington Wolves

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In a nutshell Huddersfield threw away an early lead and conceded three tries in the last 10 minutes to surrender the points to a Warrington Wolves side that may have found its attacking flair. How it unfolded 8′ – The home side draw first blood just moments after Joel Monaghan is tackled just short of the Giants line, a superb ... Read More »

Match preview: Huddersfield Giants v Warrington Wolves

Warrington got back to winning ways.

Two of the games major forces clash today at the John Smiths Stadium, as Huddersfield and Warrington look to make movements towards the head of the Super League table. Prop Eorl Crabtree is set to make his 350th appearance for Huddersfield. Hooker Shaun Lunt is back from injury and Michael Lawrence is available after a ban, while young full-back Jake ... Read More »