Warrington Wolves are a professional rugby league football club based in Warrington, England that competes in Super League. They play at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, having moved there from Wilderspool in 2003.
Warrington is one of the original twenty-two clubs that formed the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895 and the only one that has played every season in the top flight. They are nicknamed "The Wire" in reference to the wire-pulling industry in the town.
Warrington has a local rivalry with Widnes, St Helens, Wigan and Salford. They are the twelfth most successful team in terms of League Championships and and the third most successful team in the Challenge Cup, behind Wigan and St Helens
The current head coach at the club is Tony Smith who joined in March 2009 and the club captain is former Great Britain captain Adrian Morley.
Although the official foundation date for the club is given as 1879, rugby football was certainly played in the town before that date and there was an earlier club bearing the same name. Under the heading 'Outdoor Sports – Football' the Widnes Guardian of 25 January 1873 reports on a recent game between Warrington and Wigan at the (unnamed) ground of...