Warrington Wolves to be without key duo for start of Super League season

Drew Darbyshire
Halliwell Jones Stadium Warrington Wolves

The Halliwell Jones Stadium, home of the Warrington Wolves

Warrington Wolves will be without first team regulars Jack Hughes and Toby King for the start of the 2022 Super League season.

The pair didn’t play in Stefan Ratchford’s testimonial match against Wigan on Saturday along with prop Mike Cooper.

Warrington coach Daryl Powell said: “Mike Cooper pulled out with illness so will be ok for Round 1.

“Toby King is coming back from a knee issue and potentially Round 2 or 3 but the signs are positive on him at the moment.”

Wolves captain Jack Hughes underwent wrist surgery in the off-season and will miss the start of the new campaign.

Powell added: “He might be a bit after that. He had wrist surgery and his rehab is still progressing so we’re still waiting on confirmation of when he’ll be available.”

Warrington begin their Super League campaign on Saturday, February 12. They travel to Headingley to face Leeds, with a 12:30pm kick-off.

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Warrington Wolves legend Des Drummond has died, aged 63

Des Drummond Warrington
Des Drummond in action for Warrington in 1990

Former Great Britain, Warrington and Leigh favourite Des Drummond has died at the age of 63.

The Jamaica-born winger scored 252 tries in 568 career appearances. He won 24 caps for Great Britain.

Powell paid tribute to the Warrington great on the day of his passing.

He said: “I played against Des and he was a champion player for Warrington and it’s really sad news. He was an iconic figure.

“I remember catching the ball and him hitting me felt like you’d been hit by a truck.

“He was a fantastic player and athlete and I would just like to offer my condolences to all of his family and thank him for the massive service he gave to this club and rugby league.”

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