IS one of Warrington Wolves' key players looking at a switch of sports?

Thankfully for Wire fans, prop Mike Cooper is not swapping the rugby pitch for the river just yet.

However, the home-grown forward did pay a visit to the Warrington Youth Rowing scheme on Thursday as a surprise to students from University Academy Warrington – and even found time to hop in a boat and head out onto the river.

Mike Cooper gets ready to head out onto the River Mersey

Cooper's clothing company, Bubble Custom Clothing, have supplied Warrington Youth Rowing and their eight member schools with kit and he found time to drop in on students before he returns to pre-season training with his Wire teammates on Monday.

Earlier in the week, former Warrington Rowing Club star Lucy Glover also paid a visit and took part in a question and answer session with Penketh High School students.