Challenge Cup final: Meet Warrington Wolves

Lee Briers (l) in discussions with Warrington Wolves team-mate Adrian Morley

Challenge Cup final: Leeds v Warrington

Venue:
Wembley
Date:
Saturday, 25 August
Kick-off:
14:30 BST
Coverage:
BBC One, BBC HD and online: 14:00-17:00 BST; BBC Radio 5 live: 14:30-17:00 BST; BBC local radio

Warrington Wolves go into Saturday's Challenge Cup final against Leeds Rhinos with hopes of winning the famous trophy for a third time in four years.

appeared in Warrington's cup victories in 2009 and 2010.

Here, he guides BBC Sport through the Wire squad of 2012.

Warrington - 2012 Challenge Cup final squad

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Position: Full-back

An outstanding footballer and his goal-kicking is second to none. Brett and myself have got the worst bodies at the club, but as it is me doing this piece, he has definitely got the worst body.

Chris Riley

Chris Riley

Position: Winger

A winger who is getting better with each game he plays. He has got a lot of pace, and I think a lot of that pace comes from the fact that he has got a massive back side.

Chris Bridge

Chris Bridge

Position: Centre

The number one moaner at the club and the grumpiest man you will ever meet. But talent wise, he is exceptional. I have played with him for a number of years and he is an exceptional talent.

Ryan Atkins

Ryan Atkins

Position: Centre

His speed and strength are second to none. He could not catch properly before he joined us, he would admit that himself, but now he can flick passes with one hand.

Joel Monaghan

Joel Monaghan

Position: Winger

Knows everything and always has the best stories. A fantastic player for someone like me to have outside to kick to, even though I am faster than him.

Richard Myler

Richard Myler

Position: Half-back

Coming of age and hopefully he will get his chance this year after missing out last time. He often speaks before he thinks, so he makes everyone in the squad laugh.

Adrian Morley

Adrian Morley

Position: Prop

If you wanted someone to go into the trenches with, you would say Adrian Morley. But he has got by far the worst dress code in the whole of Super League. Even though he is 35, he dresses like a 78-year-old.

Michael Monaghan

Michael Monaghan

Position: Hooker

Loves a good moan, especially about the weather.

Up there with one of the best players I have ever played with.

Garreth Carvell

Garreth Carvell

Position: Prop

The wrecking ball, as we call him. To have someone of his calibre leading our team up front is great. To play as a half-back behind him is something else.

Trent Waterhouse

Trent Waterhouse

Position: Second row

What a signing he has been. Does a lot of work that goes unnoticed and the experience he has brought with him has been invaluable to our young kids.

Ben Westwood

Ben Westwood

Position: Back row

Can do anything, not only on a rugby field, but off it as well. He plays golf, the guitar, the piano. So he tells us all anyway. His performances in the last couple of years have been unbelievable.

Ben Harrison

Ben Harrison

Position: Back row

The joker in the pack. Another one who, unless you play with him, you do not realise how much work he does. An outstanding talent, but the most unhygienic person I have come across in a long time.

Micky Higham

Micky Higham

Position: Hooker

The tightest bloke ever.

We will just leave it at that.

Simon Grix

Simon Grix

Position: Loose forward

Been unlucky with injuries but he is getting a run of games now and is showing what he can do. Another one in the squad who likes a joke, just like Ben Harrison.

Paul Wood

Paul Wood

Position: Prop

He will tell you he is the best prop in the club, but we know he is only joking. He was on that "Super League's Supermen" programme and they should have changed the name to "Super League's Supersub".

Mike Cooper

Mike Cooper

Position: Prop

The quiet one of the team, but what he does for the team is unbelievable. He has got great footwork, awesome going forward and his defence has come on a lot. Willing to learn all the time.

Matty Blythe

Matty Blythe

Position: Centre

The youngster, but they are all youngsters to me these days. Tremendous utility player. Wherever you put him, he does a great job for the team.

Stefan Ratchford

Stefan Ratchford

Position: Centre / half-back

An unbelievable buy for Warrington from Salford. His talent is unbelievable and, if we can nurture that talent, he will be one of the best players in England in a few years. Another tight man.

Chris Hill

Chris Hill

Position: Prop

He is the second tightest bloke at the club behind Micky Higham. On the field, he has been a revelation. To come from the Championship and do what he has been doing this season is just ridiculous.

Tyrone McCarthy

Tyrone McCarthy

Position: Second row

Had to wait for his chance over the years and has worked really hard.

A great back-up to our back-rowers.

Rhys Williams

Rhys Williams

Position: Winger

Powerful winger who scores tries for fun. Very quick, just like Chris Riley. It must be something about wingers because they both have big fat backsides.

Gareth O'Brien

Gareth O'Brien

Position: Half-back

The understudy to me, so they keep telling me, but he is his own player and he is a quality player. Reads the game well, kicks well and tackles well. One for the future.

David Solomona

David Solomona

Position: Second row

The most talented ball-player I have ever played with. Some of the things he does in training, you look at him and wonder if he has performed a piece of magic. A gentleman on and off the field.

Lee Briers

Lee Briers

Position: Half-back

Probably the best out of the lot of them! But seriously, I just go along with my business and all of those players listed above make my job so much easier. It is a pleasure to play alongside every one of them. Without them, I am no one and I owe it all to them.

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