A host of old friends will become rivals on Sunday afternoon as Warrington Wolves take on Whitehaven RL at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.The Cumbrian NL1 side will make the trip to Cheshire for the fifth round of the Powergen Challenge Cup and their will be a sense of familiarity on the pitch and in the dugouts.Wolves coach Paul Cullen, who coached the Cumbrian side before returning to Wilderspool will be looking forward to welcoming his former employers, while Warrington?s Cumbrian born Senior Academy Coach Gary Chambers will be plotting the downfall of his brother Craig who is expected to take the field for Haven.Commenting on the draw Paul Cullen said "This will certainly be an exciting fixture for all concerned. Wolves supporters can rest assured that we will be giving Whitehaven the respect they deserve and I do not intend to rest any players for this game. I know quite a lot about the Whitehaven squad including many of the players I have worked with in the past. This promises to be a traditional cup tie for all the supporters."The two teams have only ever met twice before in the Challenge Cup, once in 1970 when Warrington took the victory 20-4 and in 2004 in the Quarter-Final stage with the Wolves again taking a victory, 42 points to 10.- courtesy Wolf WebPowergen Challenge Cup Fifth RoundWarrington Wolves vs Whitehaven RLKick-Off 4pm at The Halliwell Jones StadiumWarrington 20-man squad:Stuart Reardon, Henry Fa'afili, Martin Gleeson, Brent Grose, Richie Barnett, Lee Briers, Michael Sullivan, Paul Wood, Jon Clarke, Mark Hilton, Logan Swann, Paul Noone, Ben Westwood, Mark Gleeson, Simon Grix, Steve Pickersgill, Danny Lima, Chris Riley, Andy Bracek, Ben Harrison.Whitehaven squad (from):Neil Baynes, Gary Broadbent, Craig Calvert, Craig Chambers, Mark Deans, John Duffy, Derry Eilbeck, David Fatialofa, Howard Hill, Marc Jackon, Rob Jackson, Leroy Joe, John Lebbon, Aaron Lester, Steve Maden, Graeme Mattinson, Scott McAvoy, Chris McKinney, Spencer Miller, Paul O'Neil, Carl Rudd, David Seeds, Carl Sice, Steve Trindall, Craig Walsh, Ricky Wright.
WARRINGTON Wolves home fixture with the Salford City Reds has been postponed due to a part frozen pitch at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.The match, a testimonial for Mike Wainwright, will be replayed on Wednesday, February 1, kick off 7.30pm ? dependant on the weather conditions. A pitch inspection will take place at 12noon.Those who have purchased tickets will be able to use them on Wednesday, those unable to make it please call in at the ticket office.
WARRINGTON Wolves have smashed through the 7,000 barrier for season ticket sales with a 25% increase on last term.The feel good factor from The Halliwell Jones Stadium has swept across the town with record breaking sales after The Wolves sterling efforts last season.With less than a month to go until the eagerly awaited start of the Engage Super League XI campaign Wolves fans have been queuing to snap up their season tickets.Tickets are now limited as the rush continues ahead of the big kick off and the all important opening fixture at home on Sunday, February 12 against Salford City Reds.This week less than 1,500 season tickets remain on sale, with the popular East Stand nearly sold out. The North Stand will be equally brimming when the action begins as so far nearly 2,000 tickets have been purchased by fans. On the terraces less than 1,000 spaces remain. Once again the 'Full Family' ticket has been hugely popular with more than 750 tickets brought, a 109% increase. Younger supporters are also getting the Super League bug with 1,500 children joining The North Stand and the ground.Dave Gittens, Ticketing Co-ordinator, said: "Sales are yet again well up on the previous season as the fans rush to get involved in the action. When it comes to the start of the season the only way to guarantee getting into the Halliwell Jones Stadium on match day will be with a season ticket."For details on Season Tickets for Engage Super League XI call (01925) 248888 logon to www.wolfwareonline.com.In other news:Wedge Kicks Off In StyleMike Wainwright kicked off his Testimonial in style last night at The Halliwell Jones Stadium with a fan's forum to introduce Head Coach Paul Cullen's new signings; Richie Barnett, Stuart Reardon, Mike Sullivan, Paul Rauhihi and Rob Parker. MC for the evening was 'Friend to the Stars' Graham Lovett.The Wolves fans turned out in force to support Mike and grill Paul Cullen about the new lads and the forthcoming season.NEXT EVENT:POKER CASINO EVENING@The Bridge Bar, Latchford Village
WARRINGTON Wolves can confirm that they have signed Cronulla Sharks hooker Michael Sullivan, 25, on a two-year deal with a one-year option for the Super League XI campaign.
WARRINGTON Wolves have signed North Queensland Cowboys Captain and Kiwi international prop Paul Rauhihi, 31 on a two year deal. Paul will arrive at The Halliwell Jones Stadium pre-season Super League XI.
WARRINGTON Wolves' Halliwell Jones stadium is bracing itself for a Scandinavian invasion on Thursday (16 June 2005) when it hosts the second semi final of WOMEN'S EURO 2005, with Wolves' fans set to ditch their normal allegiances and get behind the Vikings.
WOLVES coach Paul Cullen has named a squad of 20 to face Hull FC on Sunday in Round 11 of the engage Super League.
PAUL Cullen has named a 20 man squad to face the Bradford Bulls this Sunday, kick-off 3pm.
HEAD Coach Paul Cullen has named his 18 man squad to travel to Headingley tomorrow to face Leeds Rhinos in the Powergen Challenge Cup Round 4 draw.