JUNIOR players from Woolston Rovers proved to be a lucky charm for one former Warrington Wolves player.

Under 10s players had the honour of being Toronto Wolfpack’s mascots for their fixture at Widnes Vikings – the game in which they secured the Betfred Championship League Leaders’ Shield.

Ex-Wire prop Ashton Sims spent time chatting and taking pictures with the team while the players also played a match against Halton Farnworth Hornets at half time.

“Ashton has been with them since the very first training session when he brought his son Kobe, so it was great for them to see him again and send a message to their friend and teammate,” Rovers public relations officer Dave Whalley said.

“It was a great night for the young lads and they all really enjoyed it.

“This is the second time that they have had the opportunity to be part of a Toronto game this season – they were flag bearers at the Swinton fixture, and it means a lot to them.”

Mark Robinson, the team’s head coach, added: “I would like to say a massive thank you to Sean Mellor at Widnes Vikings for giving the team this fabulous opportunity.

“Walking out with Toronto Wolfpack and then playing at half time against Halton Farnworth Hornets in front of over 3,000 fans will be a memory that the players will never forget.

“Also a big thank you to Ashton Sims for coming over to the other side of the stadium after the game to speak to the team and have a few photographs taken.”