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Sam Burgess on future of Warrington Wolves star as clubs circle

Warrington Wolves Sam Burgess Matty Nicholson

Warrington Wolves underlined their title credentials last night, with a famous victory against the Catalans Dragons in Perpignan. The Wire showed both their defensive resilience and killer instinct, as they soaked up an immense amount of Catalans pressure before delivering the decisive blow.

The result continues an impressive season for the Wolves who are challenging for silverware on all fronts. However, one of the key parts of their winning machine has been linked with a move away from the club in recent days.

20-year-old, Matty Nicholson, has been a crucial player for the Wolves this season. He has been ever-present since recovering from an early season injury, making eight appearances and scoring two tries.

Reports suggest that five NRL clubs are currently battling for his signature. Now, Warrington head coach, Sam Burgess, has addressed the rumours that Nicholson will leave the club.

Burgess discusses key player linked with NRL

Warrington Wolves boss Sam Burgess Super League

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Speaking in the Warrington Guardian, Burgess has addressed claims that Nicholson may be on the verge of a move to the NRL. Burgess is adamant that he believes Nicholson still has a future at the club. However, he acknowledges that he has ambitions to play at the top level.

“He’ll make the right decision at the right time but for now, he’s enjoying his work.

“He’s got ambition and I respect that. If he is going to go that way, we’ll send him in the best shape possible and with the most experience possible, but he’s a wonderful player.” Burgess explained.

Burgess believes that Nicholson will continue to improve with every game that passes in his fledgling career. If he does leave, Burgess believes the Warrington squad it ready to step up to fill the gap.

“If he does go, the NRL would be getting a great player and for us, it would be next man up.”

Warrington Wolves go joint top of Super League

Warrington Wolves George Williams

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Matty Nicholson played as Warrington ended Catalans Dragons’ unbeaten home record this season. Thanks to their win, the Wolves went joint top of the Super League. They are currently level on points with St Helens, with nine wins from their opening 12 games.

Wigan Warriors play the Salford Red Devils later today, needing a win to close the gap the top two, although the Warriors now have two games in hand on their near rivals.

Warrington and Wigan face off in two consecutive season-defining encounters in the coming weeks. First, Wigan travel to the Halliwell Jones stadium for a top of the table clash on the first of June, before the two sides meet in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley the following weekend.

Having played such an important role in the Wolves’ success so far this season, Nicholson will likely feature in both games. If he is lining up a move to the NRL, he will be keen to take as many winners’ medals with him on the flight.

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