Inspirational and never one to take a backward step, skull-capped Chris joined us in 2012 after having played for Leigh Centurions for seven seasons in the Championship. Since his move to Warrington Chris has enjoyed a dazzling run of success culminating in him being named as captain in 2016. His first season in primrose and blue included a Challenge Cup winners’ medal and it ended with him winning all the player accolades at the club’s awards night. He also began his international career that year and has now played for England 26 times. He appeared in his second World Cup competition in Australasia last autumn and gave a towering display in the final. Chris was named in the Super League Dream team in 2012, 2014 and 2016 and is contracted with the Wolves to 2021.
Quick off the mark in attack and hard working in defence, Daryl was signed from his home town club, Castleford Tigers, joining us in 2015. He spent four seasons with Cas and his superb breaks often from the play-the-ball earned him the coveted Steve Prescott Man of Steel award in his final season with them; he was only the fourth hooker to win the trophy. He was also named Super League’s Young Player of the Year. Daryl played in the 2014 Challenge Cup Final with Cas and in the 2016 final with Wolves and he has now made 88 appearances in primrose and blue. He figured in all three of England’s games in the 2014 Four Nations tournament and he was called up again for the 2016 competition.
Forceful on the offensive and rarely missing a tackle in defence Mike returned to his hometown club last season after spending three seasons with St George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL for whom he played 69 times and missed only one match during his first season Down Under. Mike made his Warrington debut in 2006 and earned selection for the England Knights in 2011 and 2012 and went on to play for the full England side in 2015.. Mike started his rugby career with Latchford Albion and on his return home he was appointed their director of rugby.
D.O.B 15 September 1988
Community Club Latchford Albion
Previous ClubsWarrington, St George Illawarra Dragons
Ben made a superb start to his career making his first appearance for Warrington against Widnes at the age of 17 and being selected to tour Australia with the England Under-18s side. He was capped by Ireland before he was 20 for the 2013 World Cup tournament and, switching back to England, he was included in Steve McNamara’s squad for the 2015 test series against New Zealand. Despite missing much of last season through injury England coach Wayne Bennett selected him in his England World Cup squad in the autumn of 2017, stepping out in the final. A product of Warrington’s outstanding youth policy, he was the game’s top try scoring forward in 2016 and was also named in the Super League Dream Team.
A Wiganer, Jack was signed by his home town club in 2011 and he gained experience with Barrow; his debut in cherry and white came against that club midway through that season. Jack played 84 times for Wigan in Super League and in 2015 he was loaned to Huddersfield Giants with Larne Patrick going the other way. As a youngster, he was a member of the English Academy side that defeated the Australian Schools in 2010 and two years later he was selected for England Knights in the European Cup. He made 33 appearances in primrose and blue last season.
Ben, a near-18 stone Kiwi, who qualified for Tonga in the recent World Cup competition, is renowned for his committed defence and powerful go-forward and is also a prolific try scorer. Wolves paid £175,000 to Salford for the 26-year-old’s services during the close season, beating Hull KR for his signature. Ben brings to the club experience also with Wests Tigers and the Penrith Panthers in the NRL. He joined the Red Devils for the 2016 season and his performances last year were a massive factor in the club’s rise in the Super League table and earned him selection for the Dream Team. He turned out for Salford 60 times and touched down on 22 occasions.
D.O.B 7 February 1991
Previous ClubsWests Tigers, Penrith Panthers, Salford Red Devils
Wigan-born Dominic joined us last season from his hometown club. After brief dual registration spells with Widnes Vikings and South Wales Scorpions Dom made his debut for the Warriors in 2012. He went on to make 102 appearances in cherry and white, helping to defeat us in two of his four Grand Finals. He also played for Leigh under dual registration. Dom was best man for Jack Hughes on his wedding day in 2016 and soon afterwards followed him to the Wolves. His appearances were limited to seven last season but he played a huge role in the 46-18 win against St Helens.
The explosive ball-carrier and Tongan international Sitaleka was recruited by the Wolves last August from the Penrith Panthers whom he helped to reach the NRL play-offs last season. His strong performances with his hometown Manurewa Marlins in Auckland and within the New Zealand Warriors junior system attracted the attention of West Tigers whom he joined in 2013. He earned his cap for Tonga in 2014. Sitaleka joined the Panthers for the 2016 campaign, quickly establishing a regular place in the side. On occasion, Sitaleka has also turned out on the wing.
D.O.B 7 April 1992
Community Club City – South Auckland, Junior Club – Manurewa Marlins
Warrington-born Joe played for Culcheth Eagles and Latchford Albion before he was signed by Warrington as a teenager. In 2014 he made his first-team debut off the bench against Hull KR in a 34-4 win at Craven Park. After loan spells at Bradford, Swinton and Rochdale. Joe’s no-nonsense approach and powerful barges in midfield earned him more frequent appearances for Wire in 2016 and last season he developed even further into an especially effective impact replacement, coming off the bench 22 times. He was a member of the Ireland squad that performed so well in last autumn’s World Cup tournament and looks set for a great season ahead.
George, older brother of centre Toby, played as an amateur with the Meltham All Blacks and Siddal clubs in West Yorkshire, his natural skills being honed within the Huddersfield youth set-up. After being recommended to Warrington by scout Tommy Gleeson, George came was introduced into the first team in June 2014 when we defeated Bradford 50-24 and since then his go-forward coupled with fine footwork has opened up many defences. In 2016 he scored the winning try against the Catalans Dragons in Perpignan. Last season he made 19 appearances in the first team and has made 74 in all. He appeared in all three of Ireland’s games in the World Cup campaign in the autumn.
Morgan, a product of the Leeds Rhinos’ scholarship scheme, he has continually impressed with his fearlessness. Leeds don’t usually part with outstanding young talent but Morgan had been attracted by Warrington’s world-class academy set-up and came on board. He achieved full-time status with Wolves at the start of the 2016 season after many impressive performances with the Under-19s, making his first appearance in a 70-10 Challenge Cup tie win against Oldham. He made 11 appearances, mostly from the bench, last season and shows great promise for the future.
A close-season signing from Castleford Tigers’ Academy, he is regarded as one of the hottest young properties in the game thanks to his powerful attacking skills, sterling defence, athleticism and size. With the England Academy squad Luis has been coached by Lee Briers, who rates him highly, and last season he was named Man of the Series for his performances in the test matches against the French. He also played in the Tigers’ side in the 2017 Under-19s Grand Final against Wigan. As a junior he played for the Oulton Raiders amateur club and he joined Cas on a second year scholarship in 2016.
Following in the footsteps of Harvey Livett, Pat completed the Rugby League BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at Warrington Collegiate and he became a first-team squad member in 2016 giving impressive displays with Lee Briers’ Under-19s. In total he figured in 19 of their 20 fixtures last season, scoring three tries, and he also played for the reserves. Pat’s association with the Wolves began as a member of the club’s Under-15s scholarship scheme and he also played for the Wigan St Judes amateur club. His enthusiastic work in the pack was also recognised with his inclusion in the England Academy squad in 2016.
Signed from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats as a centre in 2002, Ben’s consistently outstanding performances in primrose and blue since then have been both inspirational and created many tries and have rightly earned him the prefix ‘Super’. His career really took off after he converted to the pack in 2005 and he became a regular fixture in the England team playing in two World Cup competitions and earning 27 caps; he’s also appeared four times in the Super League Dream Team. His never-say-die displays also earned him the joint captaincy of Wolves in 2014. Just after celebrating his 36th birthday Ben played his 400th game for Wolves against Catalans last August; only nine other Wire players have topped that total and only Lee Briers in the Super League era. Ben was playing as well as ever at the end of last season and is now all set to enjoy his 17th with the Wolves.