Warrington confirm Smith loan

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Warrington Wolves have confirmed the signing of scrum-half Matty Smith on loan from Catalans for the rest of the season.

The Wolves were quick to secure the services of the former St Helens and Wigan halfback following an ankle injury to Man of Steel contender Blake Austin.

Smith arrives at the Halliwell Jones having played over 300 games at Super League level, scoring 49 tries and kicking 320 goals.

“Firstly I would like to thank both Catalans and Warrington for sorting the loan deal out very quickly which allows me to do what I love doing and that’s playing Rugby League, he said. “Also after speaking with Steve Price and having been a big admirer of the Warrington club for so long it was a very easy decision for me to come on loan until the end of the year.

“Having worked before with a lot of the staff and playing group I am sure it will be an easy transition.”

Warrington head coach Steve Price added: “Matt is an experienced player. He’s a Lance Todd trophy winner so he knows all about big games and how to win Challenge Cups and Grand Finals.

“He knows how to steer a team around the park, and he’ll add extra  competition to our halves going into the business end of the season”