Wolves in weekend training

Wolves in weekend training

Wolves in weekend training

First published in Wolves by , Sports reporter

TONY Smith has his Warrington Wolves side in training this weekend after taking the opportunity to give them a rest earlier in the week.

Following the win against Castleford last Friday and missing out on a Challenge Cup final spot, Wolves are experiencing their longest turnaround between games so far this year.

But head of coaching and rugby Smith will have them working this weekend in preparation for Thursday’s clash with Huddersfield Giants.

“It gave us a chance to freshen up, it’s a bit of a luxury that we’re not used to,” he said. “We like to play each and every weekend but we managed to get a few days earlier in the week.

“It was a pretty solid performance against Castleford last week so they earned a little break there. We’re working over the weekend in preparation for the Thursday evening game.

“It was our last opportunity to give them a little bit of break at this time of the year. We’re in that process with the long turnaround so we gave the players a few days off last weekend.”

Chris Bridge picked up a hamstring injury last Friday, but Ben Currie and Ben Evans are nearing a return meaning Smith is close to having a full squad available.

“We’re getting close,” he added. “We’ve got no real long-term injuries at the moment so that’s the place to be at this time of the year, when you’re looking for fresh bodies and competition for places and putting out your best team.”

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8:36am Sun 24 Aug 14

tangerinewire says...

I believe the next three games will define or finish some careers at Warrngton, its a great opportunity for the younger players to make their mark and senior players to show they have still got it. I think failure should result in the door out.
Hopefully the weekend training is addressing the mis-firing half back combinations. In my opinion G.O.B "in" and Myler "out"
I believe the next three games will define or finish some careers at Warrngton, its a great opportunity for the younger players to make their mark and senior players to show they have still got it. I think failure should result in the door out. Hopefully the weekend training is addressing the mis-firing half back combinations. In my opinion G.O.B "in" and Myler "out" tangerinewire
  • Score: 4

7:24pm Sun 24 Aug 14

nitram says...

In my opinion both of them out, and by some class
In my opinion both of them out, and by some class nitram
  • Score: 6

8:43pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Southoxfordwire says...

I think myler will be a hooker next year. Either that or scrum half elsewhere. GOB and Bridge or Ratch, and hopefully some continuity at half back. Briers wasn't always class every week until his twilight years and GOB needs game time, and the fans (and coaches) backing.
I think myler will be a hooker next year. Either that or scrum half elsewhere. GOB and Bridge or Ratch, and hopefully some continuity at half back. Briers wasn't always class every week until his twilight years and GOB needs game time, and the fans (and coaches) backing. Southoxfordwire
  • Score: 0

11:30pm Sun 24 Aug 14

grey-area says...

Decent commet about Myler at Hooker next year. Worth trying. Still waiting for Ratch to be the game changer he used to be. Always has a solid game, but we don' want solid, we want winners. Can't understand why Asotosi has been rediculously poor this year. He's an international player. Just doesn't want to be here judging by his performances.
Decent commet about Myler at Hooker next year. Worth trying. Still waiting for Ratch to be the game changer he used to be. Always has a solid game, but we don' want solid, we want winners. Can't understand why Asotosi has been rediculously poor this year. He's an international player. Just doesn't want to be here judging by his performances. grey-area
  • Score: 1

10:10am Mon 25 Aug 14

ninearches says...

You would expect that when a club is paying top dollar for overseas players they would at least have a decent scouting & vetting process to ensure the club are getting value for money. It seems the system has failed in a certain player's case.
You would expect that when a club is paying top dollar for overseas players they would at least have a decent scouting & vetting process to ensure the club are getting value for money. It seems the system has failed in a certain player's case. ninearches
  • Score: 3

10:38am Mon 25 Aug 14

wolfitdown says...

All good observations and valid points, we have new players coming in next year with places to find for the younger players, tangerinewire may not be far off the mark regarding a bit of a shake up as at times the team doesn't seem well balanced yet when all fit you know they can match any team.
I feel for Asotasi for whatever reason he appears not to have settled playing only short spells in which it all appears alien to him, whatever it is he can't take that into next season, something else for TS to ponder.
All good observations and valid points, we have new players coming in next year with places to find for the younger players, tangerinewire may not be far off the mark regarding a bit of a shake up as at times the team doesn't seem well balanced yet when all fit you know they can match any team. I feel for Asotasi for whatever reason he appears not to have settled playing only short spells in which it all appears alien to him, whatever it is he can't take that into next season, something else for TS to ponder. wolfitdown
  • Score: 3

11:15am Mon 25 Aug 14

Southoxfordwire says...

There's a new front rower signed for next year already. So I would guess at least one of them is on the way. Asotasi, HIll, England, Riley, Evans, Wood, and occasionally Harrison, plus one more for 2/4 positions seems too many.
There's a new front rower signed for next year already. So I would guess at least one of them is on the way. Asotasi, HIll, England, Riley, Evans, Wood, and occasionally Harrison, plus one more for 2/4 positions seems too many. Southoxfordwire
  • Score: 1

11:19am Tue 26 Aug 14

gos1956 says...

I agree with most of the comments, however regrettably Myler has just not produced the goods and doubt he ever will.
O'Brien is allegedly on his way to Bradford.
Hopefully, Simms will be a straight replacement for Asotasi, who will be remembered about as much as Dallas Mead.
I agree with most of the comments, however regrettably Myler has just not produced the goods and doubt he ever will. O'Brien is allegedly on his way to Bradford. Hopefully, Simms will be a straight replacement for Asotasi, who will be remembered about as much as Dallas Mead. gos1956
  • Score: 0

8:18pm Tue 26 Aug 14

ninearches says...

Have we got Roy for 2 years or is it one plus a second optional ?
Have we got Roy for 2 years or is it one plus a second optional ? ninearches
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9:29am Wed 27 Aug 14

wolfitdown says...

ninearches wrote:
Have we got Roy for 2 years or is it one plus a second optional ?
Two years with I believe no optional, strange in a way as TS likes continuity with usually three year contracts.
[quote][p][bold]ninearches[/bold] wrote: Have we got Roy for 2 years or is it one plus a second optional ?[/p][/quote]Two years with I believe no optional, strange in a way as TS likes continuity with usually three year contracts. wolfitdown
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