Warrington linked with half-back Roberts

Tyrone Roberts Warrington Wolves

Warrington are interested in signing Gold Coast playmaker Tyrone Roberts according to reports in Australia.

The Titans half-back is off contract at the end of this season and 7Sport believe the Wolves have offered the 26-year-old big money to make the switch to Super League.

Tony Smith revealed two weeks ago that the Wire were in the market for new players and having missed out on Ben Barba, Roberts looks to be their number one target.

He would bring great experience and a creative spark to the Halliwell Jones Stadium, having been an NRL regular for Newcastle and Gold Coast over the past seven seasons.

After missing the last three months with a knee injury, Roberts is set to return for this weekend’s match against St George Illawarra Dragons.

Signed from Newcastle Knights prior to the 2016 season, it is believed that the Titans are keen to keep Roberts and have reportedly tabled him a two-year extension.

However, his place in the team is under threat with current halves Kane Elgey and Ash Taylor both favourites of Titans coach Neil Henry.

Roberts comes from a Rugby League family and is the cousin of former Wigan Warriors’ winger Amos Roberts and Brisbane Broncos centre James Roberts.

He has amassed well over 500 points in his NRL career so far and has featured for the Indigenous All Stars in the past three seasons.

Whether Roberts is interested in a move to Super League remains to be seen, but he could just be the spark needed to reignite Warrington after a disastrous 2017 season.

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