Halfback rejects stunning big-money move to Warrington Wolves as Daryl Powell forced to look elsewhere

A halfback has rejected a big-money move to the Warrington Wolves with head coach Daryl Powell now forced to look elsewhere.

The Cheshire club still has one quota spot left to fill following the departure of Jason Clark, with Sam Kasiano, Paul Vaughan, Peter Mata’utia, Matt Dufty, Thomas Mikaele and Josh McGuire the other six.

However, there is one overseas player that will not be making the move to the Halliwell Jones Stadium and that is Newcastle Knights halfback Adam Clune.

Just 24 years of age, the playmaker is highly-rated and Powell was keen to bring him in in order to increase Warrington’s options in the halves, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Clune did have some well-publicised personal issues that led to him being axed from the Newcastle side earlier in the season, but he is still one playmaker who Knights fans do not want to see leave.

Clune is also thought to be on considerably less money than fellow halfback Jake Clifford, so even if the Knights sign another halfback on big money – with Wests Tigers man Luke Brooks continuing to be linked, Clune’s wage would not affect the salary cap as much as Clifford if he was forced to play reserve grade.

For the Wolves, however, it remains to be seen which direction they will now go in with Powell clearly keen to get another halfback to partner George Williams with Riley Dean keeping the pressure up as back-up.

Of course, Gareth Widdop has already been confirmed to be leaving after three years at the club, with the 33-year-old widely expected to be heading for the Castleford Tigers – Powell’s old side.

Others that are leaving Warrington include Robbie Mulhern, Matt Davis and Jack Hughes whilst those such as Josh Charnley and Mike Cooper have departed already as Powell shakes up the club.

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