WARRINGTON Wolves will mark the 30th anniversary of the club's historic American challenge with Wigan at this year's Magic Weekend.

A shirt inspired by the classic match in Milwaukee in 1989 has been launched ahead of the clash with Wigan at Anfield next month.

The players will wear the limited edition shirt, which is available for fans now, in the closing game of day one of the weekend on Saturday, May 25.

The white shirt with a primrose and blue ‘V’ represents a piece of the club’s heritage as it marks the 30th anniversary of the Great American Challenge of 1989 when Warrington took on Wigan in Milwaukee in front of a crowd of 17,773.

The Wire team that day, who lost 12-5, was captained by Mike Gregory, who also picked up man of the match, with the likes of Des Drummond, Paul Cullen, Les Boyd and Mark Forster in the side. The opposition featured names like Ellery Hanley, Shaun Edwards, Denis Betts and Andy Gregory.

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The game in 1989

The design features subtle details to replicate the original with the font of partners One Energy changed to match that of Greenalls from 1989, plus an exact replica of the match logo.

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This year’s Magic Weekend fixture details are sublimated on the front along with Wolves’ club badge. The reverse features a list of the full Warrington team that took to the pitch that day.

Stars Daryl Clark, Ben Currie, Josh Charnley and Blake Austin modelled the shirts in the iconic Cavern Club in Liverpool.

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The new shirts

Shirts are available to order online now at warringtonwolves.com and in the official club store from tomorrow, Monday, with an expected collection date of Friday, April 19.

Adult shirts are available in sizes small to 7XL priced at £49 with children’s in sizes five to six years to 13-14 years at £35.

The club has also revealed a Magic Weekend warm-up T-shirt priced £35 and a retro jacket at £55 in sizes small to 5XL.