WHILE it is the season to be jolly, sports editor Mike Parsons has selected his Warrington Wolves Christmas XIII.

Here's his side, choosing any of the club's players from any era with a Christmas connection to the name.

It's all a bit of fun, festive fayre even, and as well as a starting 13 he has selected four subs and named other squad members who missed out on his selection.

Would you have changed any of the started XIII and are there any other players you think he could have included?

Wire Christmas XIII:

1. Daryl Card-iss

Warrington Guardian:

Just like your Christmas cards, usually delivered. Speedy former Wigan full-back signed from Halifax. Four tries and three goals in 28 appearances from 2003-2004

2. Genie (Gene) Ormsby

Warrington Guardian:

Acrobatic in the tiniest of spaces, much like the Genie of the lamp in pantomime Aladdin. Signed from Oldham St Annes, moved on to Huddersfield Giants. 29 tries in 42 matches between 2014-2016.

3. Matt King

Warrington Guardian:

One of the three kings of the Orient, bringing gold to the Halliwell Jones Stadium. Australian Test ace and Melbourne Storm Grand Final winner. 66 tries in 106 games from 2008-2011.

4. Toby King

Warrington Guardian:

Another king of the Orient, one of the brightest rising stars of The Wire. Ex-Huddersfield Academy with Ireland World Cup experience.

5. Brent Goose (Grose)

Warrington Guardian:

Australian flyer cooked up many a treat, scoring some of the best tries of the Super League era. Signed from South Sydney, played anywhere in the three-quarters. 146 appearances brought 62 tries, 2003-07.

6. Tommy 'Boxing Day' Sale, MBE

Warrington Guardian:

His time at Wilderspool was short but sweet, a bargain bonus playing as a guest from Leigh where he is a club legend. Faced Warrington as Widnes skipper in 1950 Challenge Cup Final. 1 try in 7 games, 1945-46

7. Dean Carroll

Warrington Guardian:

Ex-Bradford scrum-half played a merry tune for Warrington on loan from Carlisle at season's end, during absence of Phil Blake and Paul Bishop. 1 try and 3 drop goals in 4 matches, 1989.

8. Craig Tinsel (Teitzel)

Warrington Guardian:

As big as a tree, this Aussie hung out with the Wire pack 27 times in the 1993-94 season in which Brian Johnson's side were pipped to the title by Wigan. His daughter Romy plays for Brisbane Broncos.

9. Nat-ivity Wood

Warrington Guardian:

Always room at the inn for energetic Wire fans' favourite signed from Wakefield, equally at home in the scrum-half role. Sydney-based Wood scored the first try at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

10. Warren 'Feast of' Stevens

Warrington Guardian:

A Pie eater who made his mark as a prop at an earlier age than most front rowers in the first of two spells in primrose and blue. Also represented Salford, Leigh, Whitehaven and Oldham.

11. Logan Swanns-a-swimming

Warrington Guardian:

Kiwi international Swann flew in from Bradford for two seasons before 'migrating' Down Under. One of three Swann cousins to play for Wire. 20 tries in 52 games, 2005-06, a good return for a back-rower.

12. Mike 'Saint' Nicholas, MBE

Warrington Guardian:

Wasn't a saint on the field as he was sent off more times than any other Wire player. Even now, aged 74, if he says it's Christmas, it's Christmas - even if it's summer! Made huge contributions to the sport, locally and in Wales.

13. Norman Turkey (Turley)

Warrington Guardian:

Roasted rivals with his drop goals. Holds the record of 97 for the most one-pointers in a career, set between 1974-91 with Warrington, Runcorn, Swinton, Blackpool, Rochdale, Barrow, Workington and Trafford.


14. Dec-orations Patton; 15. Ryan Baileys; 16. Snow Philbin; 17. Paul 'Christmas' Marquet

Not selected:

Santa (Sita) Akauola, Dave King, Noel Lightfoot, Neil Parsnip (Parsley), Mark Dasher (Dusher), Gary Trees (Tees), Terry 'Christmas' Day, Billy 'Jack' Frost, Ted White 'Christmas', Elf (Alf) Arnold