Warrington prop Chris Hill ready to slay St George

Warrington’s England international forward Chris Hill is relishing the chance to take on the St George-Illawarra Dragons in the World Club Challenge.

The Wolves welcome the NRL outfit to the Halliwell Jones as part of the World Club Challenge on February 20. Hill is relishing the intensity of the competition that the Dragons will provide.

He is also determined to win the game.

“That’s what we want – intense games week-in and week-out,” said the prop.

“It kickstarts with Salford, and then in the third round we’ve got St George-Illawarra, which is one of the major games early in the year.

“We want to do a job on them.”

The Wolves will be welcoming former player Mike Cooper back to England, after the forward moved to the NRL from Warrington last year.

Cooper has performed well for the Dragons since the move, and was a part of the England Four Nations campaign, along with Hill, at the end of 2014.

“Coops has done oustandingly well,” Hill added.

“He’s enjoying it over there now. I’m looking forward to meeting up with him and going head-to-head.”

Meanwhile, Warrington have rejuvenated their squad with the addition of three new players, in the shape of Ashton Sims, Daryl Clark and Gary Wheeler.

France coach Richard Agar has also been added to the coaching staff, and the newcomers have added some extra excitement ahead of the 2015 campaign.

“There’s new faces and a different buzz about the team,” Hill said.

“Obviously with Richard Agar coming in, Mick Turner, our conditioner, and a few backroom staff, it’s freshened it all up, and there’s a real buzz about the group.

“The three (playing) additions bring massive quality and competition to our side.”

Warrington are currently enjoying a warm weather training camp in Tenerife, and Hill is sure that the work done abroad will stand them in good stead.

“Everyone peaks with a bit of sun on their back,” he said.

“We’ll do double days over there, too, so we’ll do double the work in the space of a week.

“We’re all ready and raring to go, and me and Daryl Clark will probably do a bit of extra while we’re over there, to get us up to speed with what the rest of the boys have been doing.

“We’ll be flying when we get back.”

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