WE are giving you the chance to select your Warrington Wolves team of the decade.

Over the coming weeks, we will be putting every position to a vote to ultimately bring together a team you think contains the best players to have pulled on a primrose and blue jersey between 2010 and the present day.

This week, a spot on the right wing is up for grabs.

These four flyers have each lit up The Halliwell Jones Stadium in their own way, but only one can make your team…


2010 proved to be the Australian’s final year with The Wire – but what a season it was.

Just like the previous two seasons he spent with Wolves, he finished as the club’s top scorer with 32 tries in just 28 games.

That of course included a stunning hat-trick in the Challenge Cup Final hammering of Leeds Rhinos which saw The Wire retain the trophy.

It was announced Hicks had retired at the end of the season to make room for The Wire’s latest Aussie import Joel Monaghan, but his time out of the game proved short-lived.

He took up a deal with Parramatta Eels in his homeland but finally hung up his boots for good at the end of the 2011 campaign.

Hicks’ time at The Halliwell Jones Stadium saw him score 71 tries and 144 goals in 82 appearances.

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Chris Hicks leaves Sean Long trailing in his wake during a trip to Hull FC in 2010. Picture by Mike Boden


He may have left previous club Canberra Raiders under a cloud, but a move to Warrington was the chance for this supremely talented winger to wipe the slate clean.

That he did, and in fine style too.

Quite simply, the younger Monaghan brother was a try-scoring machine once he joined elder sibling Michael in Cheshire.

His record in a Warrington shirt stands at exactly one try per game – 145 touchdowns in as many appearances over five seasons.

His tries helped The Wire to the Challenge Cup in 2012 as he naturally scored in the Wembley final win over Leeds, the League Leaders’ Shield the previous year and the Super League Grand Final in 2012 and 2013.

He crossed in both of his Old Trafford appearances but went off with a head injury in the latter of the two.

Had he and Stefan Ratchford, who also picked up a serious injury, remained on the field, The Wire would surely have sealed a famous victory.

Better was yet to come as he crossed 38 times in 2014 – only the legendary Brian Bevan scored more for Warrington in a single season – before leaving for Castleford ahead of the 2016 campaign.

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The familiar sight of Joel Monaghan scoring a try for The Wire. Here he is touching down in the 2012 Challenge Cup Final at Wembley. Picture by Dave Gillespie


A player who bounced around between full-back and wing, it was on the flanks where Scotland international Russell played arguably his best rugby for Warrington.

While never the most prolific of scorers, his work on getting the team on the front foot in their own half was never undervalued.

In the 2016 campaign that saw them reach both major finals, Russell formed a dummy-half running “holy trinity” with Stefan Ratchford and Daryl Clark which put teams immediately on the back foot.

He always had his struggles with injury before leaving in 2018 to join Toronto Wolfpack, where he remains today.

His Warrington record stands at 31 tries in 97 appearances.

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Matty Russell evades a desperate Tommy Makinson tackle during The Wire's 41-24 win over St Helens at Manchester's Etihad Stadium during the 2014 Magic Weekend. Picture by Mike Boden


Hopefully, Charnley’s most memorable contribution to Warrington Wolves is still to come.

That is not to say he has underwhelmed since returning to rugby league to join The Wire partway through the 2018 campaign.

Despite missing the first eight games, the former Wigan man still finished as the club’s top scorer with 25 tries, including one in the Grand Final loss to his former club.

Charnley crossed 17 times in 2019 as he helped Warrington lift the Challenge Cup in a year that his defence and yardage work came more to the fore.

His 57 Wire appearances thus far have yielded 42 tries – a number that is bound to increase in the years to come.

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Josh Charnley celebrates scoring against Toronto Wolfpack in the 2018 Challenge Cup. Picture by Mike Boden