Warrington Wolves have revealed a stunning new kit for Joe Philbin’s testimonial against the Leigh Leopards.
The Wolves have some great kits released for this year and have made a habit of producing stunning jerseys in honour of their veteran players and their testimonial fixtures.
Philbin is the latest with a black jersey with a traditional primrose vee which has added details within it with what is made to look like scratches within it revealing more black.
There is even a hint of red to the jersey especially at the bottom of the sleeves. The kit will be worn when the Wolves battle it out against Challenge Cup holders the Leigh Leopards in Philbin’s testimonial.
It is a meeting between two teams who finished in the top six last year in fifth and sixth.
You can see the kit below along with details for the fixture.
Warrington Wolves celebrate star man
This is set to be a lovely occasion for one of Super League’s most underrated forwards.
On being awarded a testimonial, Joe Philbin said: “I’m immensely proud and this is a massive moment for me.
“When I got the email off the RFL I had a bit of a reflection period. I turned up here as a fat 15-year-old kid and there’s no chance I thought I’d get 10 years in the first team at my hometown club!
“I’ve watched some of my heroes get their Testimonials here over the years and to be able to have been granted one alongside those names makes me really proud.
“To have come back from my ACL injury this season too has definitely made me appreciate the game a lot more. I wanted to challenge myself to come back a better player and that’s what I’m striving to do.
“Sam [Burgess] is coming in next year too who I think will bring my game on leaps and bounds. It’s exciting times for myself and the club.”
Warrington Wolves CEO Karl Fitzpatrick added: “Joe is a big fans favourite. He is always full of positive energy which is so infectious, which is one of the reasons he’s extremely popular amongst the players and staff. He is also very active in the community and very generous with his time.
“With the way he conducts himself he is a perfect role model for any young player aspiring to play professional rugby league.
“He’s still only 28 with his best years in front of him. Hopefully 2024 can be a big year for him on and off the field.”