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Warrington Wolves have been fined £2,000 by the Rugby Football League for making a late change to their squad.
The breach came in the Challenge Cup semi-final against Hull FC when Stefan Ratchford replaced Josh Charnley and they failed to notify the RFL in time.
Ratchford started the 22-14 win over the Black & Whites on 27 July, with the Wolves going on to beat St Helens in the final last month.
Clubs must declare their squad at noon two days prior to a match.
 

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Leeds (8) 26
Tries: Sutcliffe, Lui, Cuthbertson, Briscoe Goals: Martin 4, Jones-Buchanan
Warrington (0) 4
Try: Charnley

Leeds Rhinos ended their season with a 26-4 victory over Warrington Wolves, who were pipped to third place in the table by Salford Red Devils.

Liam Sutcliffe's try helped Leeds to an eight-point half-time lead.

Robert Lui, Adam Cuthbertson and Luke Briscoe went over for Leeds after the break, with Josh Charnley replying.

Challenge Cup winners Warrington now host Castleford in Thursday's play-off Elimination Final (19:45 BST) - and must win to keep their season alive.
 

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Warrington Wolves will join an expanded 10-team Women's Super League next season.

They met the criteria for promotion from the Championship by finishing in the top four, with Wolves winning the Grand Final.

They have been granted a two-year memberships to the top tier of women's rugby league starting in 2020.
 

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Gareth Widdop will have to wait to make his Super League debut after Warrington Wolves' marquee signing was ruled out of the start of the season.

The England five-eighth suffered a lower limb injury in training after rolling his ankle and Warrington revealed he is not expected to be available until "around round four".
 

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Gareth Widdop is excited to live a more relaxed life in the UK and get away from the attention in Australia.

The 30-year-old became the Wolves’ second marquee player earlier in the off-season after joining on a three-year deal from NRL side St George Illawarra Dragons.

And Widdop is made up to be closer to his family in Halifax, as well as enjoying a more chilled lifestyle in England.

He said: “That was a big factor (in coming over here). The NRL is such a big brand and the game is like the Premier League over there.
 

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Warrington prop Chris Hill is proud of making his Great Britain Lions debut in 2019 despite disappointing results during the southern hemisphere tour.

Hill was part of a Lions squad that lost all four Tests - against Tonga, twice against New Zealand and then against Papua New Guinea.

The 32-year-old co-captain is focusing on the positives from the trip, rather than feeling down about the outcome.
 

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Warrington Wolves have signed Tonga prop forward Leilani Latu on a two-year contract until November 2021.

The 6ft 2in 26-year-old had been with Gold Coast Titans since 2018.

Warrington head coach Steve Price said: "We are always looking for quality rugby players to bring to our club and we feel Leilani fits that.
 

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I fully agree, BTW. I never wanted him in the first place.
 
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Warrington (13) 19
Tries: Clark, Lineham, Charnley Goals: Ratchford 3 Drop goal: Austin
St Helens (0) 0

Warrington Wolves pulled off their first win of the season thanks to a dominant performance against reigning Super League champions St Helens.

Daryl Clark crossed over for the hosts' first try in an edgy first half before Tom Lineham touched down moments later.

Josh Charnley went over for a further Warrington try after the break as Steve Price's side swiftly took control.

Jonny Lomax almost got Saints on the scoreboard but could not ground the ball as they finished without a point.
 

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Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium Date: Friday, 21 February Kick-off: 19:45 GMT Coverage: Updates on BBC local radio and live scores on the BBC Sport website

Sonny Bill Williams makes his return for Toronto Wolfpack when they face Warrington Wolves after he missed last week's defeat by Wigan Warriors.

Williams returned to New Zealand for the birth of his fourth child, missing their third consecutive defeat.

Warrington Wolves name an unchanged side from the squad that were beaten 18-8 by Wakefield on Sunday.
 

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Warrington (22) 32
Tries: Charnley, Widdop, Lineham, Ashton, Murdoch-Masila Goals: Ratchford 6
Toronto (12) 22
Tries: Wilkin, Ackers, Russell, O'Brien Goals: Wallace 3

Warrington Wolves survived a late Toronto Wolfpack comeback to consign the Canadian side to a fourth defeat.

Josh Charnley opened the scoring for the Wire before Gareth Widdop quickly scored his first Warrington try.

Jon Wilkin cut the deficit in between Tom Lineham and Matty Ashton touching down before Andy Ackers kept Toronto within 10 points at half-time.

Matty Russell and Gareth O'Brien combined to level for Toronto but Ben Murdoch-Masila ensured Wire's victory.
 

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Warrington (4) 9
Tries: Lineham Goals: Ratchford 2 Drop-goal: Austin
Castleford (2) 8
Tries: Penalty Goals: Richardson 2

Blake Austin scored a dramatic late drop-goal to give Warrington Wolves victory over Castleford Tigers.

Tom Lineham dived over to give Warrington a narrow two-point half-time lead after Danny Richardson's goal.

Castleford were awarded a penalty try for Keanan Brand's high tackle as Calum Turner was about to score after taking a superb pass from Michael Shenton.

With the score 8-8, Jake Trueman and Richardson missed drop-goal attempts prior to Austin's successful kick.
 

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Warrington prop Mike Cooper has agreed a two-year contract extension with the Super League club.

The 31-year-old rejoined the Wire in 2017 after a three-year spell at St George Illawarra Dragons in Australia.

Cooper has made more than 200 appearances for the club since his debut in April 2006 and is celebrating his testimonial this season.
 

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Warrington Wolves prop Joe Philbin wants to be involved with England at the 'home' Rugby League World Cup in 2021.

The 25-year-old was part of Ireland's 2017 World Cup campaign, but represented England Knights in 2018 and then Great Britain in 2019.

He was part of former coach Wayne Bennett's plans, and hopes to impress new coach Shaun Wane going forward.