Briers reluctant to rest
Warrington Wolves veteran Lee Briers has insisted he 'hates' being left out of the squad by manager Tony Smith.
The experienced Welsh half-back has been a key figure for the Wire this season but at 33-years-old, the experienced playmaker can't start every game in both the Super League and Challenge Cup. Briers was rested by Smith for his side's 42-12 thrashing of the Wakefield Wildcats in their last outing and is now looking forward to featuring in the Super League Magic Weekend. With a clash against neighbours Widnes Vikings coming up this Saturday, Briers is eager to get back into the mix at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. He told the Warrington Guardian: "I hate being rested, but I am not daft enough or naive enough to think that it will never happen. "My age dictates that it needs to happen sometimes and as a team we have three young half backs who can come in and take over the job. "But being rested does mean that I am desperate to get out there and play well against our 'derby' rivals."