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Warrington Wolves beat out Super League rivals to sign talented forward

Warrington Wolves have confirmed the news that they have signed young prop Daniel Okoro from Bradford Bulls with the 20-year-old agreeing a deal until the end of the 2027 season.

It’s another example of Warrington looking to the future after having tied down three youngsters earlier this season with new contracts handed to Arron Lindop, Luke Thomas and Max Wood.

Wood had signed for the club after being released from Wigan whilst Lindop and Thomas were Wire academy products, with both Wood and Lindop featuring for Warrington already this season.

That trio will now be joined by Okoro who Warrington have swooped in to sign with immediate effect beating out several other Super League sides to his signature. The club confirmed the signing via a statement posted to their website.

It read: “Warrington Wolves is delighted to announce the signing of Daniel Okoro from Bradford Bulls until the end of the 2027 season.

“The 6ft 4ins 16-stone 20-year-old is a powerful and talented young prop forward who bolsters our pack options. The Club beat off several Super League clubs for his signature.

“Okoro is a Nigerian international who came through the ranks at Hull KR before switching to the Bulls midway through last season.

“The youngster will wear the number 37 in the primrose and blue. He will be available for selection in the coming weeks.”

Warrington Wolves land Dan Okoro

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With Warrington Wolves currently undergoing somewhat of a prop crisis due to Paul Vaughan’s two-game ban and both Joe Philbin and Zane Musgrove undergoing HIA protocols, the club were forced to recall Max Wood from his loan spell at Bradford.

Okoro now follows Wood and will be available to play in the coming weeks just like fellow young prop Max Wood after the RFL granted special dispensation for Warrington Wolves to recall the prop.

On signing for Wire, Daniel Okoro said: “I’m really excited to be joining Warrington. The energy around the place is great and I’ve been made to feel at home from day one.

“It’s a massive club and to be working under Sam Burgess is huge for me. As a middle there’s no one better to be coached by. The passion he can instil in you and the defensive skills are number one.

“I can’t wait now to play in front of the fans here.”

Warrington Wolves Head Coach Sam Burgess added: “Dan is an exciting young prop with a lot of potential and the right attitude to move up into Super League. He will add value to our pack and I’m excited to see his progression.”

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