2010 Warrington Wolves season

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2010 Warrington Wolves season
2010 Challenge Cup Winners champions
Super League XV 3rd
Play-off result Round 2
Challenge Cup Won Final
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos, 6 - 30
2010 record Wins: 24; Draws: 0; Losses: 7
Points scored For: 849; Against: 466
Team information
Chairman Steven Broomhead
Head coach EnglandAustraliaTony Smith
Captain
Stadium Halliwell Jones Stadium
Avg. Attend. 10,947
Agg. Attend. 142,305
High. Attend. 13,024 v Wigan (20/2/10)
Top scorers
Tries EnglandChris Riley (25)
Goals EnglandBen Westwood (44)
Points EnglandBen Westwood (112)
Home colours
Away colours
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This article details the Warrington Wolves Rugby League Football Club's 2010 season. This is the clubs fifteenth season of the Super League era. The club will also look to defend the Challenge Cup following victory at Wembley Stadium against Huddersfield Giants in August 2009.

Pre Season[edit]

The Wolves played three pre-season fixtures in total. The traditional Boxing Day fixture with rivals Widnes Vikings was postponed first on the 26/12/2009 and then on the 03/01/2010 due to the pitch being frozen. No further dates were attempted for this fixture. The Wolves first pre-season fixture saw them travel for the first time to Leigh Sports Village to face Leigh Centurions on the 17/01/2010. The Wolves ran out 16-60 victors on the day. The club then travelled to Derwent Park to face Workington Town on the 23/01/2010 in a game that helped raise funds for the area following the floods earlier this year. Warrington sent the Under 21's team but still had enough strength to record a 12-34 victory against the semi-professionals from Cumbria. Warrington's final warm up fixture was for Paul Wood's Testimonial and take place at Halliwell Jones Stadium on 27/01/2010 against Super League rivals Wigan Warriors. Wigan stole the show and recorded a 12-20 victory, this being the Warriors first ever victory at the new home of the Wolves since 2003.

Friendly Date Opponent Result Score Home/Away Venue Tries Goals Attendance TV
Friendly 17/01/2010 Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions W 60-16 Away Leigh Sports Village
Friendly 23/01/2010 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town W 12-34 Away Derwent Park
Testimonial 27/01/2010 Wigancolours.png Wigan Warriors L 12-20 Home Halliwell Jones Stadium 4,622

League table[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 27 22 0 5 922 411 +511 44
2 Saintscolours.svg St Helens 27 20 0 7 946 547 +399 40
3 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 27 20 0 7 885 488 +397 40
4 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 27 17 1 9 725 561 +164 35
5 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 27 16 1 10 758 439 +319 33
6 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 27 16 0 11 569 584 −15 32
7 HKRcolours.svg Hull KR 27 14 1 12 653 632 +21 29
8 Cruscolours.svg Crusaders RL 27 12 0 15 547 732 −185 24
9 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 27 11 0 16 648 766 −118 22
10 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 27 9 1 17 528 728 −200 19
11 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield 27 9 0 18 539 741 −202 18
12 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 27 8 0 19 448 857 −409 16
13 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 27 7 0 20 494 838 −344 14
14 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 27 6 0 21 409 747 −338 12
  Teams qualifying for the Play-offs
  Warrington

Source: superleague.co.uk.
Classification: 1st on competition points; 2nd on match points difference.
Competition points: for win = 2; for draw = 1; for loss = 0.

2010 League Fixtures and Results[edit]

Round Date Opponent Result Score Home/Away Venue Tries Goals Attendance TV
1 07/02/2010 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL W 58 - 0 Home Halliwell Jones Stadium Carvell, Mathers, Monaghan, Bridge, Riley (5), Myler, Grix Briers (7) 11,678
2 13/02/2010 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers W 16 - 28 Away The Jungle Grix, Riley, Briers, Myler (2) Briers, Bridge (3) 7,569 Sky Sports
3 20/02/2010 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors L 20 - 22 Home Halliwell Jones Stadium Myler, Riley, Solomona, L Anderson Briers (2) 13,024 Sky Sports
4 28/02/2010 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants W 10 - 14 Away Galpharm Stadium King (2), Hicks Myler 8,567
5 07/03/2010 Cruscolours.svg Crusaders W 46 - 12 Home Halliwell Jones Stadium King (2), Grix, Westwood (2), Monaghan, Hicks, Solomona Bridge (7) 11,113
6 13/03/2010 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls W 33 - 8 Home Halliwell Jones Stadium Myler, Atkins (2), King (2), Monaghan Bridge (4), Monaghan (dg) 10,434 Sky Sports
7 19/03/2010 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens L 28 - 18 Away GPW Recruitment Stadium Grix, King, Harrison, Hicks Bridge 17,500
8 26/03/2010 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats W 32 - 16 Home Halliwell Jones Stadium Riley (3), Bridge, Atkins (2) Bridge (4) 10,743
9 02/04/2010 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds W 32 - 2 Home Halliwell Jones Stadium Hicks (2), Atkins, Riley (2), Mathers, Solomona Bridge (2) 11,467
10 05/04/2010 Hullcolours.svg Hull W 10 - 29 Away KC Stadium Hicks (3), Myler, Monaghan Hicks (2) 14,131
11 11/04/2010 HKRcolours.svg Hull KR L 36 - 16 Away Craven Park Mathers, King, Riley Westwood (2) 8,452
12 25/04/2010 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons W 40 - 6 Home Halliwell Jones Stadium Myler (2), Briers, Mathers, Riley, Cooper, Higham Westwood (6) 9,619
13 01/05/2010 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds W 16 - 68 Neutral Murrayfield Stadium Monaghan, Hicks (2), Atkins, Williams, Briers, Riley, V Anderson, Myler (2), Bridge, Solomona Westwood (6), Briers, Bridge (3) 26,642 Sky Sports
14 14/05/2010 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos L 26 - 16 Away Headingley Carnegie Stadium King, Grix, Harrison Bridge (2) 16,733
15 23/05/2010 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants W 36 - 20 Home Halliwell Jones Stadium Hicks, King, Riley, Bridge, Morley, Wood Bridge (4) 11,087
16 04/06/2010 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds W 10 - 27 Away The Willows Mathers (2), Hicks, Higham, Solomona Bridge (3), Briers (1 dg) 6,093
17 11/06/2010 HKRcolours.svg Hull KR W 35 - 16 Home Halliwell Jones Stadium King, Atkins, Briers (2), Monaghan, L Anderson Briers (5 + 1 dg) 9,216
18 19/06/2010 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls W 28 - 40 Away Grattan Stadium, Odsal Riley (2), Atkins, King, Briers, Higham (2) Briers (6) 8,128
19 27/06/2010 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos L 30 - 37 Home Halliwell Jones Stadium Hicks (2), King (2), Atkins, Riley Briers (3) 10.442
20 03/07/2010 Cruscolours.svg Crusaders W 10 - 30 Away Racecourse Ground Hicks (2), Riley (2), Higham, Solomona Briers (2), Westwood 5,197
21 11/07/2010 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers W 54 - 30 Home Halliwell Jones Stadium Mathers, Hicks, Atkins, Riley, Myler (3), Morley, Solomona Westwood (9) 10.577
22 16/07/2010 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors W 16 - 23 Away DW Stadium Hicks, Atkins, Myler, Westwood Westwood (3), Briers (dg) 22,701 Sky Sports in 3D
23 24/07/2010 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons L 29 - 28 Away Stade Aime Giral Hicks (2), Briers, V Anderson, Clarke Westwood (4) 7,852
24 01/08/2010 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens L 24 - 26 Home Halliwell Jones Stadium Westwood (2), Clarke, Wood Westwood (4) 12,863 Sky Sports
25 15/08/2010 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats W 18 - 36 Away Hearwell Stadium Riley, Hicks, Blythe, King (3), Briers Westwood (3), Briers 5,562
26 22/08/2010 Hullcolours.svg Hull W 36 - 18 Home Halliwell Jones Stadium Riley (2), Myler, Morley, Clarke, Westwood Westwood (6) 10,042 Sky Sports
27 04/09/2010 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL W 22 - 36 Away The Stoop Bridge (2), Cooper, Clarke, Solomona (2) Bridge (6) 3,211

Challenge Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Result Score Home/Away Venue Tries Goals Attendance TV
4 18/04/2010 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers W 48-24 Home Halliwell Jones Stadium Grix, Riley (2), Myler (3), V Anderson, Solomona (2) Westwood (4), Bridge (2) 7,754
5 08/05/2010 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants W 4 - 60 Away Galpharm Stadium Atkins, Bridge (5), Myler, Hicks (3), Riley, Higham Westwood (4), Briers (2) 6,641 BBC
Quarter Finals 30/05/2010 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls W 22 - 26 Away Grattan Stadium Hicks (2), Atkins, Briers, V Anderson Bridge (3) 7.000 BBC
Semi Finals 08/08/2010 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons W 54 - 12 Neutral Stobart Stadium King, Riley, Briers, Clarke, L Anderson (3), Harrison, Myler Westwood (7), Myler, Briers 12,265 BBC
Final 28/08/2010 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos W 6 - 30 Neutral Wembley Stadium Hicks (3), Atkins (2), L Anderson Westwood (3) 85,217 BBC

Super League XV Play Offs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Result Score Home/Away Venue Tries Goals Attendance TV
PO1 10/09/2010 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens L 28 - 12 Away GPW Recruitment Stadium King (2), Bridge 14,632 Sky Sports
PO2 18/09/2010 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants L 22 - 34 Home Halliwell Jones Stadium Hicks (2), Higham (2) Westwood (3) 8,050 Sky Sports

2010 Squad[edit]

As of 27 November 2009:

Number Nat Player Position Previous Club
1 England Richard Mathers FB Wigan Warriors
2 England Chris Riley RW Warrington Wolves Academy
3 Australia Matt King RC Melbourne Storm
4 England Chris Bridge LC Bradford Bulls
5 Australia Chris Hicks LW Manly Sea Eagles
6 Wales Lee Briers SO St. Helens
7 England Richard Myler SH Salford City Reds
8 England Adrian Morley PR Sydney Roosters
9 Australia Michael Monaghan HK Manly Sea Eagles
10 England Garreth Carvell PR Hull
11 New Zealand Louis Anderson SR New Zealand Warriors
12 England Ben Westwood SR Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
13 England Ben Harrison LF Warrington Wolves Academy
14 England Mickey Higham HK Wigan Warriors
15 England Jon Clarke HK Harlequins RL
16 England Paul Wood PR Warrington Wolves Academy
17 Republic of Ireland Simon Grix LF Halifax RLFC
18 England Michael Cooper PR Warrington Wolves Academy
19 England Lee Mitchell SR Warrington Wolves Academy
20 England Matty Blythe SR Warrington Wolves Academy
21 England Kevin Penny WG Warrington Wolves Academy
22 Republic of Ireland Tyrone McCarthy SR Warrington Wolves Academy
23 England Ryan Atkins C Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
24 England Alex Thompson HK Warrington Wolves Academy
26 New Zealand David Solomona PF Bradford Bulls
27 New Zealand Vinnie Anderson SR St. Helens
28 England Adam Neal PR Warrington Wolves Academy

2010 Transfers In/Out[edit]

In

Name Position Signed from Date
New Zealand David Solomona Second Row Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls September 2009
England Ryan Atkins Centre Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats September 2009
England Richard Myler Stand Off/Scrum Half Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds September 2009

Out

Name Position Club Signed Date
England Paul Johnson Hooker Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats September 2009
New Zealand Paul Rauhihi Second Row Retired September 2009
England Steve Pickersgill Second Row Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings September 2009

References[edit]