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Cup King: Carvell targets another Wembley success

Warrington Guardian:

6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A SEASON that started as a ‘shambles’ is set to have a silver lining at Wembley for Garreth Carvell.

IT'S MY VIEW: Causes of Friday's low attendance

Warrington Guardian: Wolves' Halliwell Jones Stadium will host some high-profile games in 2013

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A FEW eyebrows were raised at The Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday night, when only 8,391 supporters trotted through the turnstiles for a game being contested between clubs who could yet finish top.

Plenty of rugby left for Higham

Warrington Guardian:

9:15am Thursday 21st August 2014

MICKY Higham may have recently been awarded a three-month testimonial, but the Warrington Wolves hooker has no intention of hanging up his boots yet.

GUARDIAN VERDICT: Warrington Wolves 48 Castleford Tigers 10

Warrington Guardian:

9:19am Friday 22nd August 2014

WHAT ended up a runaway win was nothing of the sort for three quarters of Friday’s clash with Challenge Cup finalists Castleford.

Fullerton and Briers delighted with Wolves under 19s

Warrington Guardian: Danny Fullerton

9:54am Monday 18th August 2014

WARRINGTON Wolves under 19s head coach Danny Fullerton was delighted with how his side stuck to their game plan in the rout of Castelford Tigers on Friday.

Wolves youngsters back to winning ways

Warrington Guardian: Toby King

9:35am Monday 18th August 2014

Warrington Wolves under 19s 58 Castleford Tigers under 19s 6

SPIRIT OF '55: Tough run-in enjoys easier start than expected

Warrington Guardian: Albert Naughton, the last Warrington Wolves captain to lift the Championship in 1955

9:25am Monday 18th August 2014

WIRE’S incredible tough run of fixtures at the end of the season was made a little easier because of Castleford's trip to Wembley the following week resulting in six of their best players being rested.

PICTURES: A mask parade in aid of Micky

Warrington Guardian:

11:04am Saturday 16th August 2014

WARRINGTON Wolves players who sat out Friday night's win against Castleford paid tribute to hooker Micky Higham with a mask parade.

INJURY UPDATE: Bridge to go for scans

Warrington Guardian: Chris Bridge touches down his spectacular try against Widnes. Picture by Mike Boden

10:58am Saturday 16th August 2014

CHRIS Bridge will be sent to have scans on a leg injury that led to him limping out of Wolves’ 48-10 defeat of Castleford Tigers on Friday night.

Myler and Asotasi were dropped

Warrington Guardian:

10:54am Saturday 16th August 2014

TONY Smith confirmed Richie Myler and Roy Asotasi were dropped for Warrington Wolves’ clash with Castleford Tigers as a result of their performances in the Challenge Cup semi-final loss to Leeds Rhinos.

Smith: Wolves still need to learn

Warrington Guardian: Wolves' head of coaching and rugby, Tony Smith

10:49am Saturday 16th August 2014

DESPITE making team changes, Tony Smith said Wolves’ performance against Castleford Tigers in a 48-10 win was still not at the levels sought in certain areas.

FULL TIME, PICTURES ADDED: Warrington Wolves 48 Castleford Tigers 10

Warrington Guardian:

9:52pm Friday 15th August 2014

WOLVES leapt above Castleford Tigers in the race for Super League play-offs positions courtesy of tonight’s hefty Round 24 success at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

HALF TIME: Warrington Wolves 18 Castleford Tigers 4

Warrington Guardian:

9:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

WOLVES are in control at half time but a depleted Castleford Tigers side are making it tough for them.

TEAMS: Smith makes a change at half back

Warrington Guardian:

7:23pm Friday 15th August 2014

WOLVES have made a change at half back for tonight’s top-five clash with Castleford Tigers.

OPPOSITION CORNER: Tigers' last roar before Wembley

Warrington Guardian:

6:20am Friday 15th August 2014

CASTLEFORD Tigers will be looking to extend their unbeaten Super League run to seven games when they visit The Halliwell Jones Stadium tonight.

IT'S MY VIEW: 50:50 calls play part in outcome

Warrington Guardian:

3:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THERE are so many ‘ifs and buts’ to ponder this week in the aftermath of a deflating Challenge Cup semi-final defeat.

Time for Wolves to take advantage

Warrington Guardian:

12:09pm Thursday 14th August 2014

IT is not the way Warrington Wolves wanted it, but Tony Smith is confident his side’s Challenge Cup exit can have a positive impact on their Grand Final ambitions.

Wood's Grand Final focus

Warrington Guardian: Paul Wood, due surgery on his bicep tear today

12:04pm Thursday 14th August 2014

PAUL Wood is confident he can end a ‘nightmare’ season on a high and has praised the team spirit in the Warrington Wolves dressing room.

SQUAD NEWS: Wolves name 19-man squad to face Castleford

Warrington Guardian: James Laithwaite in the heat of battle against Hull Kingston Rovers. Picture by Mike Boden

2:42pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

TONY Smith has named his 19-man Warrington Wolves squad for the clash with Castleford Tigers on Friday.

SPIRIT OF '55: Warrington have to commit to own style

Warrington Guardian: Albert Naughton, the last Warrington skipper to lift the Championship trophy in 1955

10:28am Wednesday 13th August 2014

WHEN you lose an important contest in such a clash of styles, the temptation is to abandon your style in favour of that of your victorious opponent.

Briers has no need to 're-invent the wheel' after loss

Warrington Guardian: Lee Briers hopes to learn some new coaching methods from NRL clubs

4:44pm Monday 11th August 2014

WOLVES under 19s head coach Lee Briers will not be making major changes after his side were beaten by Wigan Warriors.

Under 19s lose successive games

Warrington Guardian: Toby King

4:29pm Monday 11th August 2014

Wigan Warriors u19s 36 Warrington Wolves u19s 16

Hardaker's contact with Hill's eye was 'incidental, non-deliberate'

Warrington Guardian:

1:41pm Monday 11th August 2014

ZAK Hardaker will not be charged with the challenge that led to Chris Hill's eye injury during Saturday's semi-final loss to Leeds Rhinos.

Higham awarded a three-month Testimonial

Warrington Guardian: Micky Higham has stressed the importance of a strong start

12:58am Monday 11th August 2014

THE Rugby Football League has awarded Warrington Wolves’ former Great Britain and England international hooker Micky Higham a three-month testimonial.

Monaghan hurt by performance

Warrington Guardian:

5:36pm Saturday 9th August 2014

MICHAEL Monaghan knows this was his last shot at another Challenge Cup success, but admits it was the performance and not the semi-final loss that hurts the most.

PICTURES: Wolves show their pain in defeat

Warrington Guardian:

6:02pm Saturday 9th August 2014

REACTIONS from the Wolves players as the final hooter sounds on their 2014 Wembley dreams.

Smith believes Wolves will regroup for Super League challenge

Warrington Guardian:

5:24pm Saturday 9th August 2014

TONY Smith insists Warrington Wolves will react in a positive manner to being knocked out of the Challenge Cup at the semi-final stage to Leeds Rhinos.

FULL TIME, PICTURES ADDED: Leeds Rhinos 24 Warrington Wolves 16

Warrington Guardian:

4:23pm Saturday 9th August 2014

FOR the second year in a row Warrington Wolves’ Challenge Cup dream has ended at the semi-finals stage.

HALF TIME: Leeds Rhinos 14 Warrington Wolves 0

Warrington Guardian:

3:21pm Saturday 9th August 2014

AN error riddled first half from Warrington Wolves has cost them dearly and they have a lot to do in the second period to keep their Wembley dreams alive.

TEAMS: Wolves v Rhinos Challenge Cup semi final

Warrington Guardian:

2:08pm Saturday 9th August 2014

CONFIRMED teams for the Challenge Cup semi final between Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos.

Smith a Challenge Cup romantic

Warrington Guardian: Tony Smith grew up watching the Challenge Cup final as a boy in Australia

5:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

THE fairytale nature of the Challenge Cup is what makes it so special for Warrington Wolves boss Tony Smith.

Hill keen to share Wembley taste

Warrington Guardian: Wolves' newcomers Chris Hill and Stefan Ratchford tasted cup success in their first season with the club

3:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

CHRIS Hill is determined to give the newcomers in the Warrington Wolves squad a taste of Wembley.

Fan flies 10,000 miles for semi final

Warrington Guardian:

11:24am Friday 8th August 2014

MEET the Warrington fan who travelled more than 10,000 miles from the other side of the world to see his side play this weekend.

OPPOSITION CORNER: Leeds Rhinos seeking first Challenge Cup success since 1999

Warrington Guardian:

11:10am Friday 8th August 2014

LEEDS Rhinos head into Saturday’s semi final looking to keep hopes of a first Challenge Cup crown this millennium alive.

Welsh wonder John Bevan the Warrington hero in last semi-final meeting with Leeds

Warrington Guardian:

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

BURIED deep in the Warrington Guardian archives, dated Thursday, March 27, 1975, is the match report from the last time Warrington beat Leeds in a Challenge Cup semi final.

IT'S MY VIEW: Wolves v Vikings, a ‘derby’ to light up Wembley

Warrington Guardian:

9:20am Friday 8th August 2014

WOLVES against Widnes Vikings would make a great Challenge Cup Final at Wembley on August 23.

No time to wobble, says Smith

Warrington Guardian: Adrian Morley celebrates the Challenge Cup win with coach Tony Smith at Wembley

6:00am Friday 8th August 2014

WARRINGTON Wolves boss Tony Smith knows the Challenge Cup semi final is not the stage to wobble.

SQUAD NEWS: Wolves 19-man squad to tackle Leeds Rhinos in semi final

Warrington Guardian:

2:05pm Thursday 7th August 2014

TONY Smith has named the 19-man squad he feels can defeat Leeds Rhinos and book Wolves a place in the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley.

Joel Monaghan hopes for final fling

Warrington Guardian:

10:30am Thursday 7th August 2014

JOEL Monaghan admits he would love to see his brother retire on a cup-winning high.

Westwood ready to send the town ‘crazy’

Warrington Guardian: Ben Westwood

10:24am Thursday 7th August 2014

BEN Westwood says being left out at Catalan Dragons was a ‘kick up the backside’ and he is ready to send Warrington fans crazy by sealing a trip to Wembley.

Smith says Wolves are favourites

Warrington Guardian: Tony Smith

10:14am Thursday 7th August 2014

TONY Smith is backing his Warrington Wolves side as favourites to reach the Challenge Cup final.

Super fan Craig’s 1,000th game

Warrington Guardian:

9:36am Thursday 7th August 2014

HE calls it ‘just another game’, but Saturday is another that happens to be Wolves fanatic Craig Garner’s 1,000th in a row.

Wolves Challenge Cup hero joins London Broncos

Warrington Guardian: Richie Mathers with the Challenge Cup at Wembley in 2010

11:36am Thursday 7th August 2014

ONE of Warrington Wolves' 2009 Challenge Cup heroes has signed for London Broncos.

Wolves fans set to outnumber Rhinos rivals in cup semi

Warrington Guardian:

7:10am Thursday 7th August 2014

WARRINGTON Wolves fans are set to outnumber their Leeds rivals at Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final.

Ratchford putting dreams of Wembley return on hold

Warrington Guardian: Wembley cup final first timers Chris Hill and Stefan Ratchford salute the primrose and blue barmy army in Wembley's East Stand

5:03pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

STEFAN Ratchford admits he dreams of winning as much silverware as possible but is not yet thinking about a return to Wembley.

Smith pleased Sinfield not banned for semi final

Warrington Guardian: Wolves chief Tony Smith congratulates Kevin Sinfield after the Leeds skipper sealed a 24-22 win for his side on Saturday.

3:14pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

TONY Smith is pleased Leeds Rhinos’ Kevin Sinfield will not be suspended for the Challenge Cup semi final on Saturday.

GUARDIAN VERDICT: Catalan Dragons 24 Warrington Wolves 26

Warrington Guardian:

2:52pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

FACING a notoriously difficult trip to France on the back of successive defeats and with a Challenge Cup semi final lurking eight days later, Friday’s outing at Catalan Dragons seemed a daunting prospect.

Wolves learning lessons ahead of semi final

Warrington Guardian:

4:35pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

TONY Smith believes Warrington Wolves need to improve on their performance at Catalan Dragons if they are to beat Leeds Rhinos in the Challenge Cup semi final on Saturday.

Wolves youngsters in Wales squad

Warrington Guardian: Warrington Wolves' under 16s captain Reece Brunt presents Thierry Dumaine with a Wolves tracksuit as a token of his visit

2:57pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

FOUR Warrington Wolves players have made the Wales Rugby League under 16s squad for the forthcoming test matches.

Ormsby confident ahead of Rhinos test

Warrington Guardian: Gene Ormsby on his way to his interception try

11:37am Tuesday 5th August 2014

WITH a number of first team appearances under his belt Warrington Wolves winger Gene Ormsby is full of confidence ahead of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi final against Leeds Rhinos at Langtree Park on Saturday (2.30pm).



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