Brown in Against Brisbane Broncos
Stand-off Kevin Brown is poised to make his Warrington Wolves debut in front of England boss Wayne Bennett in Saturday’s Dacia World Club Series.
The former Widnes Vikings captain missed the Wolves’ pre-season friendlies and last Saturday’s opening Betfred Super League match against Catalans Dragons with a hamstring injury but is set to face Bennett’s Brisbane Broncos at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
“We are more than likely to give him a crack,” said Smith. “We could do with him at the moment. We want to get him into the way of things and get our campaign going.”
Warrington will be without centre Toby King, who pulled a hamstring in the 20-12 defeat by the Dragons in Perpignan, joining older brother George on the sidelines, along with long-term injury victims Chris Hill, second rower Ben Currie and full-back Stefan Ratchford.
Former Wigan Warriors prop Dom Crosby will need to pass a head test after being concussed against Catalans while long-serving forward Ben Westwood is available after recovering from a pectoral injury.