Last night Warrington Wolves put the rest of Super League on notice as they devastated the Leeds Rhinos with an amazing display at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
At the heart of their triumph were the new signings at the club.
The Wolves had three debutants in Paul Vaughan and former Catalans Dragons duo Sam Kasiano and Josh Drinkwater and the three were outstanding.
Sam Tomkins in the Sky Sports studio even described the trio as “the three best players on the pitch.”
Vaughan claimed the Man of the Match, Kasiano crossed for a try but it was Drinkwater who pulled all the strings.
A signing that was only made when the Catalans Dragons allowed him to leave,
Drinkwater revealed how the move came about:
“It came late, they took me by surprise when the coach called me in for a meeting and told me they didn’t want me anymore.
“I was lucky straight after the meeting, I rang my manager and without going into too much detail I gave him a list of clubs I was interested in and Warrington was at the top.
“He called them, they were keen.”
He was speaking to Sky Sports Jon Wells who revealed the two halfbacks the Wolves tried to sign:
“They looked at Jake Clifford on their list who went to Hull FC who they looked at and they looked at Adam Clune over at the Knights.
“They had your picture up there as the ideal general knowing that they couldn’t get you but this has been ideal for both you.”