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The Brian Bevan Statue has been moved from its home at Brian Bevan Island on Wilderspool Causeway to a new home at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. The Statue will take up residence opposite the Brian Bevan Wall (to be opened in June 04) at the North East Stand meet at the stadium entrance on the A49.
Sydney born Brian Bevan, was one of the most talked about players in rugby league and was Warrington's great. Brian Bevan made history for Warrington with 740 tries in 620 appearances for the club from 1946 to 1962. He scored 796 tries in his first-class British career playing for Warrington, Blackpool Borough, other nationalities and various representative XIIIs. He helped Warrington to lift to Challenge Cups, three Championships, a Lancashire Cup and six Lancashire League Championships. Although never appearing in a test for his country he played for other Nationalities 16 times scoring 29 tries. His career ended in 1964 after 2 seasons with Blackpool Borough.
The Brian Bevan Statue was commissioned by Warrington Borough Council joint funding from Warrington Borough Council lottery and Birse Group PLC in 1993. The statue was re-erected in memory of Brian Bevan two years after his death in 1991.
The move is to commemorate the Wolves historic move from Wilderspool Stadium to new state of the art Halliwell Jones Stadium after 105 years.
The unveiling will take place on Friday 13th February 2004 at 9.00am at the Halliwell Jones Stadium with Councillor Paul Kenny who was the executor of the move and Chief Executive Andy Gatcliffe. -------------------
Warrington Wolves will face Rochdale Hornets in the 4th round of the Powergen Challenge Cup on 29th February.
Paul Cullen commented on the 4th Round draw against Rochdale Hornets, "Any team that has the services of Bobby Goulding need to be respected".
Rochdale defeated Dinamo Moscow 60-24 to make it to tonights draw.
The draw for the fourth round of the Powergen Challenge Cup is:
Hunslet v Doncaster, Oldham v Sharlston Rovers, Wigan v Widnes, Workington v Leeds, East Hull v Whitehaven, Limoux v Halifax, Rochdale v Warrington, Huddersfield v Pia, Sheffield Eagles v York, Castleford v Union Treiziste Catalane, London Skolars v Featherstone, Bradford Dudley Hill v Batley, Bradford v St Helens, Chorley v Wakefield, Leigh v Hull, London Broncos v Salford.