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Wire Complete Widdop Coup

Wire Complete Widdop Coup

Warrington have lured Gareth Widdop back to Super League, claiming it is the biggest signing in the club’s history.

The 29-year-old, who has been playing his rugby with St George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL, has turned down interest from other clubs in England to pen a three-year deal with the Wire, that will begin in 2020.

Wolves CEO Karl Fitzpatrick has hailed the deal and believes winning the race to sign the England international forward is a huge coup for the club.

“This is arguably the biggest signing in the club’s history and quite possibly in the history of Super League,” he said. “Bringing in this world-class player is a major boost for the sport in this country.

In 2020 Gareth will be a fantastic addition to an already formidable squad. This, once again, demonstrates the ambition of Warrington Wolves.”

Warrington coach Steve Price is also delighted with the capture and believes it puts Warrington in an even stronger position for the season ahead.

“I’ve had the pleasure of coaching Gareth having signed him when at the Dragons,” Price said. “He’s a terrific person who sets high standards for himself and is a really good family man.

He’s matured into an outstanding leader and has played on the biggest stage in the game at international level. Gareth’s a player with integrity and a high level of experience; he’ll complement our team in 2020 and help take us to another level. He’s a huge signing for the game in England.”

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