Warrington Wolves have made a number of major signings ahead of the 2024 Super League season and could still be set for further new recruits as they begin a new era under Sam Burgess.
The Wolves have brought back Toby King from Wigan Warriors after his loan spell at the DW Stadium. They have also pulled off the return of former Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC hooker Brad Dwyer for next year.
The Wolves also beat a number of Super League clubs, including Leeds, to the signing of Newcastle Knights backrow Lachlan Fitzgibbon. That was not where the signings from down under ended. The Wolves have signed Papua New Guinea international Rodrick Tai for next year.
On signing for the club, Rodrick Tai said: “I’m very excited. It’s a huge move for me to be joining a great club in Warrington.
“Sam [Burgess] called me and said there’s an opportunity. Even him calling was huge for me! I’m looking forward now to giving my all in pre-season, working hard and playing my part next year.
“During the World Cup with PNG we stayed in Warrington so there’ll be some familiarities there for me. It was a great experience for us Kumuls and myself and my family can’t wait to come back over to the town.”
However, Tai has only signed a one year deal with the club. Though he has an option for a further year at the Halliwell Jones Stadium there is reportedly interest in the Dolphins. Tai had worked with the Dolphins last year through connections from the Queensland Cup and could have stayed at the club in 2024 turning them down for the Wolves.
That being said, according to NRL.com, there is still interest from the Dolphins to bring Tai back to the club in 2024. This will leave the situation around his option for 2025 in an interesting position.
The Wolves themselves are in an interesting position in terms of recruitment. They could be interested in further signings for the 2024 season. But if they want to sign more quota players, they would have to allow a current quota player to leave. Sam Kasiano has been linked with a departure from the club.