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Exclusive: Matt Davis reveals he turned down Castleford Tigers

Matt Davis has become an integral cog in the Warrington wheel in the past two seasons.

After moving to the Halliwell Jones in 2019, Davis was loaned out to the London Broncos and Rochdale Hornets before working his way into Steve Price’s thinking towards the back end of that season.

Having been given an extended shot in the Wolves’ side the Leicestershire-born 25-year-old thoroughly impressed, starring in Warrington’s Challenge Cup success over St Helens in 2019.

Davis’ good form continued into 2020 and he signed a new two-year deal in December last year.

However, the rampaging forward has told Serious About Rugby League that other clubs were interested in him before he chose to pen an extension with the Wolves.

“Catalans and Cas were interested in me before I signed the new deal,” Davis confirmed.

“Warrington’s a massive club and I really want to establish myself here. A big reason for wanting to stay is the PRC (Positive Reinforcement Crew) I’ve made some belters of friends at the club that I look forward to seeing everyday at training.”

Currently, Davis is recovering from surgery and is looking forward to getting back to rugby.

“The recovery is going really well, I’m three weeks post-operation now and it feels pretty good.

“I’ll be back for the most part of pre-season so I’ll have plenty of time to get back fully fit and be ready to rip in with the boys.”

The 25-year-old has enamoured himself to the Warrington fans, with his own special song being sung from the stands – and it all came from a night out.

“The song started when we had a few drinks one day last season! I think one of the boys put it out on Twitter and the fans got on the back of it.

“We played Huddersfield away and our fans blasted it for most of the second-half which was class! Hopefully next season I’ll give them many reasons to sing it.

“Obviously the axeman name was self proclaimed but I’ll be really pushing it this season, the fans have taken well to it.

“I think there needs to be a lot more personality shown in the game from players, it’ll make it more of a spectacle and better for fans to watch and get into.”

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