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Wolves turn up the heat by training with fire fighters

Warrington Wolves' season has been a bit of a slow burner this year.

But after a poor start they've now recorded nine straight Super League wins.

In a bid to turn up the heat up even more on their rivals they've spent a day working as firefighters.

Our sports correspondent Chris Hall joined them.


Chris Hill commits future to Warrington Wolves

Chris Hill signs new contract at Warrington Wolves Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Warrington's England prop Chris Hill has signed a new contract that will keep him in Super League until the end of 2019.

The 26-year-old front rower, who says he fielded interest from the NRL, has not looked back since he made the step up to Super League from the Championship with Leigh two and a half years ago.

Hill has made 85 appearances, including back-to-back Grand Finals, and has missed just two Super League matches in the last two seasons.

Warrington head coach Tony Smith said: "Chris is a fantastic asset for Warrington Wolves. Since joining the club he has progressed to be one of the best British players in the game. His willingness and hunger to improve is first class.

"If there has been a better performer in Super League on a consistent basis I've yet to see them. Not only is Chris a great player, but he is a quality young man and a great role model for our young players.

"Due to Chris' performances at both club and international level It comes as no surprise that there was interest from the NRL. To secure Chris for a further five and a half years is not only a coup for Warrington Wolves but a real boost for Super League."

Hill admitted he was tempted to join his England team-mates Sam and George Burgess, James Graham and Sam Tomkins in the NRL.

"It was a tough decision for me and my family with the temptation of the NRL but the decision is right for us and I'm fully committed to the Wolves," he said.

"I love it here at the club. With Tony staying on and Richard Agar coming in next year - who coached me at Under-18s with England - I'm looking forward to my many more years here.

"There's a great bunch of talented players and we're adding to it well too with the recent signing of Ashton Sims."

Three match ban for Warrington Wolves' Ben Westwood

Warrington Wolves' Ben Westwood during the First Utility match at The John Smiths Stadium, Huddersfield. Credit: PA

Warrington's Ben Westwood has been banned for three games after being found guilty of a dangerous throw during his side's win over Wakefield.

The Wolves joint-captain will now miss the Super League matches with Leeds and Hull KR as well as a Challenge Cup quarter final with Bradford.

Warrington Wolves fan gets players' autographs tattooed on back

A Warrington Wolves fan says she will not stop getting tattoos of players' autographs until her body is covered.

Season ticket holder Amanda Atkin, 40, has a collection of 42 tattoos.

Warrington Wolves fan Amanda Atkin Credit: Warrington Guardian

The only two she is missing are loan players Kevin Penny and Chris Riley, but she hopes to get them soon.

She told the Warrington Guardian:

“I suggested I was just going to get my favourite player Richie Myler on my back but then my husband said why not get the whole team so that’s what I’ve done.

Warrington Wolves fan Amanda Atkin is carrying the squad on her back Credit: Warrington Guardian

The design on her back took two-and-half hours to complete after neat copies of each players’ autograph had been collected for what Amanda said was a painless experience.

Warrington Wolves fan Amanda Atkin is carrying the squad on her back Credit: Warrington Guardian


Wigan boss Shaun Wane "disappointed" by Warrington

Tonight's Super League clash between Warrington and Wigan has a bit of added spice.

Wigan believe their rivals helped to plot their downfall in the World Club Challenge.

The Warriors were beaten by the Sydney Roosters in Australia last month, just weeks after Warrington had been down under on a pre-season trip.

The Wolves held a series of training sessions with the Aussie champions.

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