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Paul Cullen has named a 20-man squad to face Leeds Rhinos this Friday evening at Headingley, Kick-off 8pm.
28. Daryl Cardiss 20. Dean Gaskell 4. Ben Westwood 12. Ian Sibbit 13. Sid Domic 4. Brent Grose 1. Lee Penny 5. Graham Appo 7. Nat Wood 8. Nick Fozzard 17. Warren Stevens 9. Jon Clarke 19. Gary Hulse 14. Mark Gleeson 10. Mark Hilton 15. Jerome Guisset 16. Paul Wood 23. Mike Wainwright 18. Paul Noone 11. Darren Burns - faces late fitness test due to suffering a facial injury in Rnd24 v. Widnes
2. Rob Smyth - stomach injury has not featured in the line up since Rnd 20 v. Halifax 6. Lee Briers - broken scaphoid of the left wrist sustained in Rnd 18 v. London Broncos
*Fixture Change - A change to the penultimate round of this years competition.
*U21's @ Leeds - The squad to face the Rhinos in the Academy play-offs.
We can confirm that our fixture against Huddersfield Giants in Round 27 at the McAlphine has been moved to Friday 12th September and is now a Sky fixture, kick off 8.00pm.
U21s @ Leeds Tomorrow:
Head Coach Paul Cullen puts the U21s success this season down to, "Hard work and dedication from the management team that recruited and trained them and the players themselves, the vast majority of whom where playing amateur rugby before Christmas. The Warrington U21s really have been the success story of the season."
And commenting on the future of the stars of the U21s such as the try-scoring sensation Richard Varkulis, "His progress along with a number of others has been remarkable; he is one of a number of the U21s squad who has great potential to progress to the senior level."
U21s Coach Graham Scott has named his team for tomorrow night's clash:
Lee Patterson Nick Owen Steve Warburton Richard Varkulis Dave Ashton Mike Govin Jamie Durbin Danny Heaton Shane Williams Lee Gardner Phil Braddish Mike Callan Ryan Jarvis* John Pickersgill Steve Pickersgill Matty Wilson Dave Pennington
Ryan Jarvis, 17 has earned himself a call-up from the U18s after impressing at that level, this will be his 7 appearance for the U21s this year.