Warrington Wolves fullback Stefan Ratchford was full of praise for veteran team mate Ben Westwood and hoped to see the retiring forward play in a Grand Final in his last career performance.

The 38 year old will hang up his boots at the end of the year after 18 seasons with the Wire in a career spanning over an enormous 500 games.

One of the most popular and committed players to ever player for the Wolves was given a huge send off for the club’s final home game of the regular season last night and Ratchford admitted it would be nice to see Westwood run out at Old Trafford for a fairy-tale send off to an outstanding career.

“It was emotional for Benny and for a lot of the boys. He’s an unbelievable bloke,” he told the Warrington club website.

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“He’s incredibly tough on the field but a real gentleman off it and whatever plaudits he gets I think he deserves every one of them, he’s been an unbelievable servant to Super League and Warrington.”

“Hopefully we might see him in a Warrington shirt around Grand Final time,” he added.