From Conservapedia are an English rugby league club based in the town of Warrington, Cheshire . They are current members of the professional top-flight European competition, the Engage Super League.
History. They played their first season on a field opposite the Town Hall but had to move when the site was acquired by the local newspaper. Over the next five years they played in five other locations before finding a home at Wilderspool in 1898.
In 1895 Warrington joined twenty-one other clubs in the breakaway Northern Rugby Football Union following a meeting of clubs at The George Hotel, Huddersfield. Although full-time professionalism was illegal players were allowed broken time payments of up to a maximum of six shillings per day for loss of earnings through playing rugby and reducing the number of players from fifteen to thirteen. Some other changes were made in an attempt to make the game more interesting for spectators but the use of a round ball was eventually dropped after some trial games.
For 105 years the Warrington played at Wilderspool but in 2004 moved to the brand new Halliwell Jones stadium built on the site of the old Tetley Walker brewery. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 14,206 with a mixture of standing terrace and seated accommodation.
Warrington originally played in a black strip but in 1886 changed to primrose (light yellow) and blue narrow stripes, with turned down collars. The current strip is predominantly blue with a vertical primrose stripe at each side and a white shoulder flash.
Although Warrington have never won the Super League trophy, they are the only club in the history of English rugby to play all their seasons in the top flight.
In the past the club have been nicknamed "The Wire" or "Wires", in reference to the strength of the wire-pulling industry in Warrington.
Challenge Cup Winners
- Best position: 4th (2005)
National League Winners
Notes & references
- ↑ Official club site
- ↑ Super League official web site
- ↑ http://www.warringtonwolves.org/HistoryA.ink Official club history.
- ↑ Super League statistics