Wolves keen to slay Dragons

Warrington head of coaching and rugby Tony Smith thinks the expanded World Club Challenge will give Super League teams the chance to show their quality.

The Wolves open the three-game series next year with their clash with St George-Illawarra Dragons on Friday February 20 next year.

Smith feels that Super League does not necessarily receive the respect it deserves Down Under.

“It’s a fantastic concept and something I’m really looking forward to. It gives us the opportunity to show the NRL what Super League is about,” he said.

“In some quarters Down Under there is not much respect for our competition, this gives us the chance to show that the top Super League sides can mix it with the NRL.

“It’ll be one to remember for the fans and will be special for me personally as I played for both Illawarra Steelers and St George Dragons.”

St George-Illawarra head coach Paul McGregor is also excited by the opportunity to bring his team to the North of England.

“We are really looking forward to participating in the World Club Series, it is a tremendous concept and we feel very privileged to be invited to play,” he said.

“Six teams from the NRL and Super League is a great way to showcase our game and something that I am sure the rugby league fans in the UK and those travelling from Australia will really support and enjoy.

“It will be a great challenge and experience for our players. Warrington have always been a strong club, they will be tough opposition.”

Tickets for the 2015 World Club Series game between Warrington Wolves and St George Illawarra Dragons at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on February 20 cost from £20 for adults and £10 for concessions and children. Tickets are available from the club’s ticket office, by calling 08448 11 11 76 or by visiting www.warringtonwolves.com. For full details please visit www.warringtonwolves.org.

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