Warrington Wolves’ George Williams names his favourite Super League ground to play at

For Super League players, the pull of playing at the likes of Headingley, the Halliwell Jones Stadium and the Totally Wicked Stadium ranks high in their experiences.

For Headingley, in particular, the ability to combine modern facilities with that old-girl type feeling has been a superb transformation and one which the Leeds Rhinos should be incredibly proud of.

The decision of the West Yorkshire club to remain at Headingley instead of trying to build another venue has been rightly justified with the stadium an extreme success.

And, it is a stadium that ranks high amongst the opinion of Warrington Wolves star George Williams.

When asked about the youngsters that made their debuts for Warrington against Leeds last weekend – Luke Thomas and Adam Holroyd – Williams couldn’t hide his joy at playing at Headingley as well as captaining the side in the absence of Jack Hughes and Stefan Ratchford.

“It was pretty special to be honest (to captain the side),” Williams told Wire TV.

“I’ve not been here too long and Stef (Stefan Ratchford) was out with a head knock so it was a pleasure to lead the club and the lads, so when Powelly (Daryl Powell) told me I was made up.

“It was the first time I’ve done it and I really enjoyed it.

“I’ve said it a couple of times, Headingley is my best place to play away so what a debut for those boys in those surroundings they did a great job, they looked like they’ve played 50 games each.”

Warrington go up against the Castleford Tigers tonight with Lee Radford’s men hoping for one of those last elusive play-off spots heading into the final few rounds of the competition.

The Wolves will welcome back skipper Jack Hughes who hasn’t played for four months whilst Holroyd and Thomas keep their spots in the 21-man squad.

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