An impressive 34-12 victory at Hull FC on Friday night secured pole position going into the play-offs for the Wolves, who last finished the regular season in top spot in 1973.
“On behalf of everyone at the RFL I would like to extend my congratulations to Tony Smith, his players, coaching staff and all the directors and officials of Warrington Wolves for their terrific achievement,” said Wood.
“Warrington’s success will no doubt taste even sweeter after a 38-year wait and is just reward for another season of progress at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.
“The Wolves are an ambitious club and I am sure their focus will now be firmly on reaching Old Trafford on Saturday October 8 and adding the Engage Super League trophy.
“However Warrington know they face stiff competition throughout what promises to be a thrilling play-offs which is guaranteed to have lots more twists and turns over the next few weeks.”