Leeds sign Dwyer from Warrington

Brad Dwyer Leeds

Leeds have signed Warrington hooker Brad Dwyer on a two-year deal from the start of next season.

The 24-year-old will fill the vacancy left by retiring Rhinos legend Rob Burrow and provide cover for Matt Parcell in the No 9 role.

Dwyer has made 85 appearances during his time with the Wolves, most of which from the interchange bench as cover for England international Daryl Clark.

Speaking about the move, Dwyer said: “It is a fresh start for me having been at Warrington for a long time. I had a chat with Brian McDermott and I am looking forward to being in a new environment.

“I am confident the move will freshen me up and get the best out of me performance wise. I have been lucky to play and train alongside some great hookers during my career with Michael Monaghan and Micky Higham previously and most recently Daryl Clark, who is one of the best around.

“The challenge of playing alongside Matt Parcell is something I am really looking forward to. He is having a great season and hopefully we can push each other at nine and get a good partnership going.”

Leeds coach Brian McDermott added: “Following the retirement of Rob Burrow, we have moved quickly to secure a genuine nine to strengthen our squad and back up the great work that Matt Parcell has done this year.

“Brad has told me he has bigger aspirations than just a back-up and that ambition was a big attraction. He is a determined character who is willing to test himself in our squad and I think we can bring the very best out of him.

“I am looking forward to working with him in pre-season and having him as part of the Rhinos family from 2018.”