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Warrington Wolves suffer major blow ahead of new season

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Warrington Wolves, under the leadership of their new Head Coach Sam Burgess, are gearing up for their first match of the new Super League season against Catalans Dragons in Perpignan this Saturday, February 17th.

In his first squad announcement, Burgess has confirmed the availability of key players. Paul Vaughan, who had been serving a four-match suspension, is now eligible to play. Additionally, Captain Stefan Ratchford has recovered from a calf issue and is ready to lead the team onto the field.

This match against Catalans Dragons poses a challenging start to the season for Warrington Wolves, but with key players back in contention, they will be aiming for a strong performance as they embark on their campaign under Burgess’ leadership. Kick-off is set for 5:30 PM UK time, 6:30 PM local time in France.

Warrington Wolves captain Stefan Ratchford faces a race to be passed fit for round one.
Warrington Wolves are facing some challenges ahead of round one of the Super League, with captain Stefan Ratchford in a race to be fit for the opening fixture. Additionally, the team has been hit by injuries to Rodrick Tai, Matty Nicholson, and Joe Bullock, who will be sidelined at the start of the season.

However, there are some positives as well, with the potential debut of several players in the Super League for Warrington Wolves. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, Zane Musgrove, Sam Powell, and Arron Lindop could all make their first appearances for the club in the upcoming match.

Here is the 21-man squad announced for Warrington Wolves:

1. Matty Ashton
2. Jordy Crowther
3. Ben Currie
4. Josh Drinkwater
5. Gil Dudson
6. Matt Dufty
7. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
8. James Harrison
9. Leon Hayes
10. Adam Holroyd
11. Toby King
12. Arron Lindop
13. Zane Musgrove
14. Joe Philbin
15. Sam Powell
16. Stefan Ratchford
17. Josh Thewlis
18. Paul Vaughan
19. Danny Walker
20. George Williams
21. Connor Wrench

Despite the challenges, the squad is poised to put up a strong performance in their opening match, with the potential for new talent to make an impact on the field.

Catalans name squad for Warrington Wolves clash

Warrington Wolves boss Sam Burgess
Warrington Wolves, under the leadership of Sam Burgess, will be traveling to Perpignan for their first Super League game of the season against Catalans Dragons. The match is scheduled for Saturday, February 17th, with a kick-off time of 6:30 PM CET at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium.

Catalans Dragons head coach Steve McNamara has announced his 21-man squad for the opening round, which includes several new signings such as Théo Fages, Jayden Nikorima, Tariq Sims, Bayley Sironen, Chris Satae, and Jordan Abdull. However, captain Ben Garcia will be sidelined due to a minor injury, with the staff opting not to take any risks with his fitness.

Additionally, reserve team player Franck Maria will be making his first appearance in the squad as Catalans Dragons embark on a new era in the sport.

Here is the squad announced by Catalans Dragons:

1. Arthur MOURGUE
2. Tom DAVIES
3. Arthur ROMANO
4. Matthieu LAGUERRE
5. Fouad YAHA
6. Jayden NIKORIMA
7. Théo FAGES
8. Mike McMEEKEN
9. Micky McILORUM
10. Julian BOUSQUET
11. Tariq SIMS
12. Paul SÉGUIER
14. Alrix Da COSTA
15. Bayley SIRONEN
16. Romain NAVARRETE
20. Chris SATAE
21. Matt IKUVALU
23. Jordan DEZARIA
24. Tom JOHNSTONE
27. Jordan ABDULL
28. Franck MARIA

With both teams fielding strong squads, the match promises to be an exciting start to the Super League season.

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