Season Preview: Warrington Wolves

Head coach: Tony Smith

Last season: 2nd (Lost to Wigan in Grand Final)

In:

Roy Asotasi (South Sydney)

Kevin Penny (Swinton)

Anthony England (Featherstone)

Matty Russell (Gold Coast)

Out:

Mike Cooper (St George)

Garreth Carvell (Bradford)

Adrian Morley (Salford)

Matty Blythe (Bradford)

Tyrone McCarthy (Northern Pride)

Rhys Williams (Capras)

Brett Hodgson (Retired)

James Mendeika (Featherstone)

Gavin Bennion (Featherstone)

Lee Briers (Retired)

Squad:

1 Matthew Russell FULL BACK

2 Chris Riley WINGER

3 Chris Bridge CENTRE

4 Ryan Atkins CENTRE

5 Joel Monaghan WINGER

6 Stefan Ratchford STAND OFF

7 Richie Myler SCRUM HALF

8 Chris Hill PROP FORWARD

9 Mickey Higham HOOKER

10 Roy Asotasi PROP FORWARD

11 Trent Waterhouse SECOND ROW

12 Ben Westwood SECOND ROW

13 Simon Grix LOOSE FORWARD

14 Michael Monaghan HOOKER

15 Ben Harrison LOOSE FORWARD

16 Paul Wood PROP FORWARD

17 Ben Currie LOOSE FORWARD

18 Rhys Evans CENTRE

19 Anthony England PROP FORWARD

20 Gareth O’Brien SCRUM HALF

21 Glenn Riley PROP FORWARD

22 Brad Dwyer HOOKER

23 James Laithwaite SECOND ROW

24 Kevin Penny WINGER

James’ prediction: 1st

View from the pitch:

Roy Asotasi – “I think the squad as a whole learnt a lot from the NRL pre-season tour, and we’ve got to take that into the season. I’ve been pretty impressed, but we have to work hard to prove ourselves.”

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