TWO names of players with Warrington Wolves squad numbers for the 2024 season may be a little unfamiliar to some Wire fans.

Zac Bardsley-Rowe and Nolan Tupaea will have senior squad numbers for the first time next season.

They were both on the recent Warrington Wolves Academy tour of Australia, although Bardsley-Rower did not play in any of the games due to recovering from injury.

The pair progressed through the club’s scholarship programme and were first signed up to the Academy in 2022.

Bardsley-Rowe is a centre hailing from the Salford City Roosters junior club.

He is a big, strong and powerful athlete, carries the ball well and is a very good defender.

His development over the last two years has been hailed as ‘fantastic’ within the club and he has represented Lancashire at Academy level.

Back-rower Tupaea, who came through at Oldham club Saddleworth Rangers, is another big powerful player who has good skills and has good passing ability before and after the line.

Tupaea was in the England Academy squad in 2023 and was a member of the team that reached the Academy Grand Final last month.

Warrington Wolves 2024 squad numbers:

1 Matt Dufty

2 Josh Thewlis

3 Toby King

4 Stefan Ratchford

5 Matty Ashton

6 George Williams

7 Josh Drinkwater

8 James Harrison

9 Danny Walker

10 Paul Vaughan

11 Ben Currie

12 Lachlan Fitzgibbon

13 Matty Nicholson

14 Rodrick Tai

15 Joe Philbin

16 Zane Musgrove

17 Jordy Crowther

18 Leon Hayes

19 Joe Bullock

20 Connor Wrench

21 Sam Kasiano

22 Gil Dudson

23 Brad Dwyer

24 Matty Russell

25 Lucas Green

26 Wesley Bruines

27 Luke Thomas

28 Adam Holroyd

29 Tom Whitehead

30 Josh Lynch

31 Jake Thewlis

32 Sam Powell

35 Zac Bardsley-Rowe

36 Nolan Tupaea