WARRINGTON Wolves players have outlined their "full respect and support" for the Black Lives Matter campaign.

However, they say the ways in which they demonstrate that support prior to Saturday's clash with Hull KR "could be varied."

When Super League restarted last week, they followed the lead of many other sports around the world as players "took a knee" to show their support for the campaign before kick off.

However, Catalans Dragons centre Israel Folau courted headlines when he remained standing.

In a statement, the Wire squad say they want to "show solidarity in the fight against racism."

They have also become the first Super League club to undertake Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training, which was delivered by Alex Simmons, Head of Diversity at IMA Global, over Zoom.

“We, the Warrington Wolves, players fully respect and support the Black Lives Matter campaign," the statement read.

“How we show that respect and support ahead of Saturday’s match could be varied.

"We all have our own beliefs and opinions. However, we want to be united and show solidarity in the fight against racism.

“Since January we've held internal discussions relating to racism, equality and diversity. We all agree it is time for change.

"Our united stance on Saturday will be in full support of Black Lives Matters as we aim to raise awareness towards positive change."

In June, the club released a limited-edition Black Lives Matter t-shirt with over £5,000 raised for UK anti-racism educational charity Show Racism the Red Card.

Alex Simmons said: “It's been refreshing to work with Warrington Wolves providing the full first team squad and staff a base level of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training with a specific bolt on discussion around an authentic response to the Black Lives Matter campaign.

“This is the first step in a journey to become more engaged with their own black community and celebrate their black heroes.

"The fact players received education in the subject and then had difficult conversations around individual feelings and beliefs shows how open and together the culture is at the club.”