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Super League club considering sensational transfer move

The biggest and best signings can have a transformative effect at a club such as Jamie Peacock at Leeds Rhinos, Stuart Fielden at Wigan Warriors and Ben Barba at St Helens.

In recent times we have seen Hull FC change their fortunes with Jake Clifford, Tom Opacic at Hull KR and Paul Vaughan at Warrington Wolves earlier this season.

The Wolves will be hoping the arrival of Lachlan Fitzgibbon can have an even better impact after they announced his signing last week.

On signing, Fitzgibbon said: “It’s been in my vision for the last couple of years to make the move over to Super League.

“They play a really good brand of rugby league in the UK which I feel will suit my game. At 29 I want to come over while I still have my best years in front of me.

“The history of the club and how important the club is to the town and the people of Warrington really resonated with me. I’m from a town over here in Newcastle and it’s full of passionate people who love their footy.

“Michael Monaghan is one of our Assistant Coaches at the Knights and spoke very highly about the club. I know Kurt Gidley too who’s a Newcastle legend. Kurt spoke so positively about the club and town. Hearing how much he enjoyed his time over there really made me feel comfortable about the decision and the move to England.

“I’m looking forward to getting over there and meeting the Warrington fans.”

However, with injuries mounting in the backrow for the club, Powell admitted that he could make the shock play to bring Fitzgibbon in early with the club having a quota spot open.
He said after the game on Friday:
“We have asked the question. Newcastle Knights [Fitzgibbon’s current club] are still in the fight for the play-offs.

“They’ve got a bye round I think this week, so that would extend it another week. In an ideal world, we’d try and do that.

“Maybe later in the season that could be an option. But we’ll keep looking into.

“We haven’t replaced those two guys that left [Mikaele and McGuire] and that’s clearly having an impact on the rest of the middle unit.”

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