7th May 2017
Warrington Wolves coach Bill Baillie and Wolves players have expressed their delight after the club’s Super-8 title success.
Baillie said: “It is a great achievement this year, particularly with all the injuries we have had. After the Cup win last year we felt we had the potential to go on and challenge for the Super 8.
“I have to thank the players and staff for keeping great focus throughout this season.”
Baillie underlined the potential of the squad saying: “They can go as far as they want. The club is keen to play in Europe next season and many players are playing for their respective age groups at GB and England level.
“This will benefit them and the club going forward, being competitive in every game is what we are about.”
Pivot Ben Tyler said: “It feels fantastic, after the disappointment of our league finish last year to come back and win the title by such a margin with a very similar squad."
Tyler pinpointed a key moment in the season, adding: “Arguably the key match of the year was the league game against Cambridge.
“We won by one goal. I think that if we’d have drawn or lost that game, our momentum could have changed. Getting through that game was a key result for us.”
Skipper Stephen Clarke said: “We have definitely deserved the trophy this year. It’s been hard graft sometimes only playing games with eight players but we’ve managed it.
“The fact we did it with two games left is testimony to our team and how much we wanted it.”
Clarke added: “Spirits are very very high at the minute and we are massively gearing ourselves up for the cup final. We are looking to make this our fifth win.”
Left wing Jacob Maxted said: “It's shown that all the hours put into training and preparation throughout the season have paid off. We are a young squad, there's a great future ahead. We all share the same desire to play for the best club in the country.”
He added: “The atmosphere created by the parents and supporters lifts everyone and is like having an extra player on court.”
GB under-21 Toby Venables said: “I feel very proud of my team as we've faced a lot of challenges this season such as injuries. To come out with a trophy is amazing.”