Warrington Wolves gearing up for eventful night in opening game

Warrington Guardian: Nathan Wood celebrates scoring the first ever try at The Halliwell Jones Stadium against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in February, 2004 Nathan Wood celebrates scoring the first ever try at The Halliwell Jones Stadium against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in February, 2004

WARRINGTON Wolves are gearing up for a night to remember on Thursday.

It promises to be eventful as The Halliwell Jones Stadium’s 10th anniversary is marked by the opening game of Super League 2014.

Wolves versus Saints matches are always full of drama, controversy, twists and turns.

But before that emotional rollercoaster gets underway at 8pm, supporters will have the chance to listen to the voice of Michael Collings, a finalist in Britain’s Got Talent in 2011 and renowned for his rendition of ‘Fast Car’ with more than 25 million views on YouTube.

Watch Michael Collings get his big break on Britain’s Got Talent

In a nice touch and a nod to the family stadium atmosphere built up since the doors opened in 2004, mascot Wolfie welcome children on to the pitch who are celebrating their 10th birthday during February.

It will also be an occasion to say goodbye to an old friend and one of the club’s most colourful characters.

Club ambassador Alex Murphy OBE will lead a host of former Warrington stars in a minute’s applause in memory of Roy ‘Ockher’ Aspinall.

Roy, who died last month aged 76 and hailed from Thatto Heath in St Helens, was kitman and groundsman at the club’s former Wilderspool Stadium home for more than 30 years.

Then the match will kick in, with Wolves making their first competitive appearance since the Grand Final loss to Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford in October.

Full debuts are on the cards for new prop signings Roy Asotasi and Anthony England as Wolves aim to get their fresh title tilt off to the perfect start with what would be only their second home win against Saints in 10 years at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

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8:59pm Mon 10 Feb 14

muckerman says...

Must remember to turn up late for this one!
Must remember to turn up late for this one! muckerman
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9:03pm Mon 10 Feb 14

muckerman says...

...just in time for the minutes applause for Ockher
...just in time for the minutes applause for Ockher muckerman
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1:27pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Cheap Mower says...

Could have been Jedward again . . .
Could have been Jedward again . . . Cheap Mower
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8:20am Fri 14 Feb 14

roquetas says...

Well warri. Ive never seen a performance like this. Improvement badly needed we can only Get better. Good night for JOEL. Read your comment about Briersy i agree with everything u said. 100% Anyway super guys chins up. You can improve. Just a bad day at the office
Well warri. Ive never seen a performance like this. Improvement badly needed we can only Get better. Good night for JOEL. Read your comment about Briersy i agree with everything u said. 100% Anyway super guys chins up. You can improve. Just a bad day at the office roquetas
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