Warrington Wolves youngsters given exciting opportunity by Shaun Wane

Warrington’s young players have really shone over the last couple of years.

The likes of Connor Wrench and Josh Thewlis have become regular starters for the Wolves and Thewlis has gone on to represent England Knights scoring four tries in one game over the weekend against Scotland.

Meanwhile, Riley Dean has taken some big strides forwards whilst fellow halfback Leon Hayes made his debut last year and is tipped for big things and certainly didn’t look out of place in Super League and many Warrington fans want him to take over from Gareth Widdop in 2023.

Meanwhile, plenty of young forwards showed their quality in 2022 and could go onto be top tier Super League forwards in the years to come.

For a side often criticised for their lack of trust in young players and too great of a focus on signing overseas talent, this is very impressive from the Wolves.

Their young players received a deserved reward for their hard work in pursuing first team futures as six Wolves academy stars were invited to train with Shaun Wane’s England squad today in a 13 on 13 session.

This does call attention to the fact why six players were needed to take the tally up to 26 players when England have a squad of 24.

Perhaps this indicates that some of the players are carrying knocks and niggles going into this weekend’s World Cup opener against Samoa at St James’ Park.

Furthermore, it seems a number of Wigan youngsters were also invited to train with England given the presence of Wigan jerseys in the picture.

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