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Tributes paid to Greg Mackey

Tributes are being paid to former Warrington Wolves skipper Greg Mackey.


Warrington coach unhappy after Matty Russell injury

Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith says he's unhappy with the way the game's governing bodies have dealt with the injury to his fullback Matty Russell.

Russell was stretchered off during Wolves' 22-19 win over Widnes. Russell suffered a heavy concussion and the lost of two front teeth, and Smith thinks the game's disciplinary board have been inconsistent in their view of the incident.

Waterhouse to leave Wolves

Australian forward Trent Waterhouse is to leave Warrington at the end of the season, the club have announced.

The 33-year-old second rower, who won two caps for the Kangaroos, has made 78 appearances for Warrington since joining them from Penrith Panthers three years ago and was in their Challenge Cup-winning team in 2012.

Trent Waterhouse is to leave Warrington Wolves Credit: PA Images

The Wolves are also parting company with winger Chris Riley, who has spent most of the season on loan at Wakefield, and fringe players Jordan Burke, Danny Bridge, James Saltonstall and Gavin Bennion.

Wakefield are keen to retain the services of the Warrington-born Riley, who has scored 120 tries in 180 appearances since making his debut in 2005. His only appearance this year was in the opening fixture against St Helens.

Waterhouse is expected to hang up his boots, along with hooker Michael Monaghan, who announced his decision to retire earlier this year. Warrington are also parting company with first team coaches Willie Poching and Richard Marshall, as well as conditioner Chris Baron, sports scientist Andy Holleyhead, soft tissue therapist Amanda Turner and joint Under-19s community coach Danny Fullerton.

Warrington's head of coaching and rugby Tony Smith, who has appointed former Wakefield and Hull boss Richard Agar as his new right-hand man for next season, said: "All of these players and coaches have been a pleasure to work with over their time at the club and have contributed to our continuing success.

"We've all built up a great relationship and anybody who has been part of the Warrington family will always be welcomed back. We wish them all well for the future and look forward to our paths crossing in the future."


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."

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