THERE'S plenty of Wire legends in this line-up - the focus of this week's #ThursdayThrowback feature.

The picture was taken prior to Warrington's Challenge Cup clash with Keighley at Wilderspool Stadium on February 12, 1989.

Brian Johnson's side progressed comfortably, winning 56-7.

Australian Test prop Steve Roach crossed for the only try of his 20 Wire appearances on that day.

Mark Roberts, usually a back rower but covering at centre, crossed for a hat-trick of tries.

Further scores came from John Woods, two, Paul Williamson, two, Phil Blake, Paul Bishop and Des Drummond.

That was the season Warrington went on to reach the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup but were knocked out at Maine Road in Manchester 13-6 by Wigan with the help of a 60-metre Joe Lydon drop goal.

The Wire also defeated Halifax and Hull KR en route to the last four.

Looking at the Warrington side against Keighley, it was full of pace, explosion, aggression, experience and class.

One glance of the teamsheet must have put the frighteners on visiting teams at that time. You certainly wouldn't have wanted to bump into front rowers Les Boyd and 'Blocker' Roach down a dark alley - and if you got past them fellow hulking Australian Les Davidson would have been waiting with menace. Don't even mention a future club bouncer (Mark Roberts) and martial arts expert (Des Drummond) in the back line.

Wire team: Dave Lyon; Des Drummond, Mark Roberts, John Woods, Paul Williamson; Phil Blake, Paul Bishop; Steve Roach, Mark Roskell, Les Boyd, Les Davidson, Billy McGinty, Mike Gregory. Subs: Robert Turner, Steve Molloy.

* What are your memories of these players and the Wire team around this period?