Josh Drinkwater describes England star as “world class” and makes big statement after signing for Warrington Wolves

New Warrington Wolves scrum-half Josh Drinkwater has called new team-mate George Williams “world class” and expressed his excitement about the move.

Drinkwater has signed for the Wolves today (23 November), joining from the Catalans Dragons on a two-year deal.

The 31-year-old playmaker will be key to Warrington improving on last year’s poor season and Drinkwater has outlined his aim to bring a first-ever Super League trophy to the Cheshire club.

“When you play for a club like Warrington the ambition has to be trophies,” he said. “The Club wants to win Super League as do I. It’s going to be a process, there’s a pre-season ahead to get ourselves ready.

“With the squad we’ve got here, if we can gel and come together, I don’t see why we can’t be challenging for that.”

He also spoke about his excitement of playing with England international Williams, a player he will partner in the halves.

“I’m excited to be part of the spine in this team,” Drinkwater added. “George [Williams] is a world class player. Also players like Daryl Clark and Matt Dufty as well.

“They’re all great players and I’m really looking forward to developing combinations with them. It’ll take a little bit of time to gel and people will need to understand that but when it does hopefully we can have some success.”

With almost 200 NRL and Super League appearances, Drinkwater will bring key experience to Warrington, much like the Primrose and Blue’s previous two signings of Sam Kasiano and Gil Dudson.

Drinkwater previously played for Hull Kingston Rovers and London Broncos, having started his career in the NRL.

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