FOR away games in France, Warrington Wolves have adopted a policy of flying into and out of the country on a matchday for several years.

They will do the same for their trip to Catalans Dragons today, and head coach Daryl Powell insists doing so does not hinder a team’s performance.

The Wire squad will fly directly to Perpignan on a chartered flight from Liverpool Airport this morning, landing in France at around lunchtime for a game that kicks off at 6pm local time (5pm UK time).

Having played the match, they will head immediately back to the airport to fly back to England.

“For me, this is the best way to do it,” Powell said.

“We went over to Toulouse earlier on in the season and I think the way we do it as a club is class.

“You’re setting off late morning which is as good as you can get really, so it shouldn’t have an impact.

“I’ve done it in the past where we’ve been there for three days and players end up spending too much time in the sun or eating too much food.

“This way, players can sleep in their own beds and it’s not too difficult a journey.

“It’s a chartered flight, it doesn’t take long to clear things at the airport so I don’t understand why we’d do it any other way.”