THIS week’s re-signing of Matty Russell has left a good number of Warrington Wolves fans asking about players who The Wire have recruited twice.
Scottish international winger Russell first joined Wolves for the 2014 season as a full-back and left in 2018, but yesterday head coach Daryl Powell made him the club’s sixth new capture for the 2023 campaign.
There are more Wire two-timers than some people may think and Warrington Guardian sports editor Mike Parsons has put this dream team together of players who the club signed twice during their careers.
He could not recall a specialised hooker to have had two chances with The Wire, but remembers the number nine he has chosen having played in the position for the A team on occasions due to his adaptability.
This ‘dream team’ is not meant to be a complete list, so if there’s other players you can recall having two spells or more in primrose and blue then feel free to post their names in the comments section below - they will help to fill the bench that is currently three players short.
Wire two-timers 'dream team':
1 Full-back: Matty Russell
Matty Russell in Wire colours, first time around (Image: Newsquest)
2 Right wing: Rick Thackray
Rick Thackray, far left on the back row (Image: Eddie Whitham)
3 Right centre: Toa Kohe-Love
Toa Kohe-Love in his second spell with Warrington Wolves (Image: Mike Boden)
4 Left centre: Ben Pomeroy
Ben Pomeroy had two brief spells with The Wire (Image: Mike Boden)
5 Left winger: Kevin Penny
Kevin Penny looking for an opportunity to exploit (Image: Mike Boden)
6 Stand-off: Richie Mathers
Richie Mathers saluting the Warrington Wolves faithful (Image: Mike Boden)
7 Scrum-half: Greg Mackey
A Greg Mackey try on debut for Warrington at Wigan (Image: Eddie Fuller)
8 Prop: Dave Chisnall
Dave Chisnall giving it large after scoring a try in his second spell with Warrington Wolves (Image: Eddie Fuller)
9 Hooker: Roby Muller
Roby Muller, third from left on the back row (Image: Eddie Whitham)
10 Prop: Mark Hilton
Mark Hilton on the charge for Warrington Wolves (Image: Mike Boden)
11 Right second-row: Mike Wainwright
Second time around in Wire colours for Mike Wainwright (Image: Mike Boden)
12 Left second-row: Ian Sibbit
Ian Sibbit's two periods with Warrington Wolves sandwiched a spell at Melbourne Storm in Australia (Image: Mike Boden)
13 Loose-forward: Mike Cooper
Passion on show from home town player Mike Cooper (Image: Mike Boden)
Sub: Warren Stevens
Early days at Warrington Wolves in the career of Warren Stevens (Image: Mike Boden)
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