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World Cup Team of the Tournament player returns to Super League side in preparation for season opener

Warrington Wolves had a woeful season by their standard in 2022 with the Wire briefly having a genuine chance at being relegated, something that they’re keen to forget about as they aim to turn fortunes around this season.

The Wire have made plenty of changes for the upcoming season in terms of player personnel with signings including a trio from Catalans in the shape of Gil Dudson, Sam Kasiano and Josh Drinkwater whilst two Sydney Roosters have also arrived with the experience of Paul Vaughan and Adam Keighran.

Other signings include the re-signing of their former star Matty Russell who put in an impressive 13 try season at Toulouse in 2022 as well as former World Cup winner Josh McGuire.

All of those players will vastly improve Warrington’s squad but it’s one man who was present last season that they’ll need to return on top form and that’s George Williams, with the club announcing today that he’s finally returned to training following a post World Cup break.

They said on their site: “Our number 6 was given an extended leave after guiding England to the semi-finals of the Rugby League World Cup last autumn. The full squad are now back in and getting set for the 2023 season.”

Williams struggled at times last season and many questioned Shaun Wane when he selected him to England’s World Cup squad but that was more than justified with the performance’s of the former Wigan man.

The scrum-half even managed to earn himself a spot in the official World Cup Team of the Tournament which would have delighted Wire fans as they hope for their star to return to form.

The side have announced today on their Twitter that he’s returned to pre-season training which will be a huge boost for Powell’s side as he’ll look to forge a relationship between Williams and new signing Drinkwater.

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