Super League: Roy Asotasi and Anthony England set for Warrington debuts
Last Updated: 13/02/14 10:56am
Roy Asotasi: New Zealander set for Warrington debut
Roy Asotasi and Anthony England are set to make their Super League debuts in Warrington's opening game of the season against St Helens at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Thursday.
The two props have been included in Wolves coach Tony Smith's 19-man squad but fellow newcomer Matty Russell misses out after failing to recover from an ankle injury suffered during the club's training camp in Australia.
Stefan Ratchford is set to deputise at full-back in the absence of Russell, with either Gareth O'Brien or Michael Monaghan partnering Richie Myler at half-back.
Forwards Simon Grix, Ben Harrison and Paul Wood, who were in the Wolves team beaten by Wigan in October's Grand Final, are also sidelined due to injury, which paves the way for call-ups for Glenn Riley and Ben Evans, who spent last season on loan to Bradford.
St Helens will give debuts to former Wakefield prop Kyle Amor and Australian scrum-half Luke Walsh but Samoan front rower Mose Masoe is still recovering from ankle surgery.
Watch Warrington take on St Helens live on Sky Sports 1 HD at 8pm on Thursday evening.