Warrington Wolves under 20s side will kick-start their season with a friendly against South Wales Scorpions on the eve of the Millennium Magic opening round. The trip will be sponsored by Squadbuilder.
The match will be played at Cardiff Arms Park on Friday 11th February, kick-off 7.30pm.
Rugby League will be at the heart of the Welsh capital that weekend as Engage Super League XVI launches with Warrington Wolves’ first team first up against Huddersfield Giants at 1pm on the Saturday 12th February.
With thousands of fans from Warrington and all the other Super League clubs expected in Cardiff over that weekend, the Wolves and Scorpions hope that a number of them will come early to watch this exciting curtain raiser to the Super League season.
Richard Marshall, Warrington Wolves’ under 20s coach said: “When we received the call about this fixture inviting us to go down there to promote the game in South Wales we thought it an innovative idea to play that weekend when all fans are in the city for the opening round of Super League.
“With the help and support of Squadbuilder we will use this game as part of our preparation for the under 20s league. The players are really looking forward to it. We are looking to base ourselves down there for the weekend and prepare as per a first team fixture.”
Scorpions coach Aled James added: “By February 11th we’ll be over a month into our training and the match against Warrington will be a big test for us. All of their side will be players from a Super League environment and even if some of them haven’t yet played for the first team, they’ll all be formidable opponents. It’ll be good preparation for us for a tough Championship 1 campaign and we hope the South Wales and Rugby League public will come out in earnest for what will be an exciting encounter.”
Tickets for the match will be available to buy at www.scorpionsrl.com. Priced at £10 adult and £6 concessions.