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Ben Westwood given huge accolade after crazy day

Warrington Wolves legends Ben Westwood, Barry Philbin and Dave Cotton have all been given the huge accolade of being inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame.

The trio became the latest names to join the prestigious roll of honour and was announced at the annual Players’ Association dinner in front of 300 past and present players, as well as distinguished guests at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Westwood is the stand out name for most given his Super League career. He played for 18 seasons for the Wire between 2002-2019. He’s in the top 10 all-time appearance makers for the club with 446, scoring 188 tries.

The “human wrecking ball” was an integral part of the side that won three Challenge Cups in 2009, 2010 and 2012. He also lifted two League Leaders’ Shields in 2011 and 2016 and represented England on 30 occasions.

Westwood admitted it had been an emotional and very proud day.

“It’s a big achievement and one I’m very grateful for,” he said.

“I got an award from the Council on behalf of the town a few years ago but this tops it all.

“It’s a pleasure to be associated with this club. When I first came to Warrington I never thought in a million years I’d have been here as long as I ended up. I’m quiet gobsmacked and lost for words which is unlike me.

It’s an emotional day too with the birth of my third child this morning.”

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