Warrington Wolves boss Daryl Powell reveals forward rejected Super League offer

Warrington Wolves are set for a massive rebuild ahead of the 2023 Super League season.

A whole host of players are leaving – including stalwarts such as Jason Clark and Gareth Widdop whilst those like Josh Charnley, Chris Hill and Mike Cooper have already left.

Those losses have been offset by a huge recruitment drive from head coach Daryl Powell in a bid to improve his side after enduring a dismal 2022 season.

The Cheshire club sit just one place above relegated side Toulouse Olympique, with just three more wins as Wakefield Trinity’s good run of form has left Warrington vanquished at second bottom.

Amongst those players leaving is Robbie Mulhern, a prop forward signed from Hull KR who has done a stellar job in the primrose and blue of Warrington.

However, Powell has since revealed that the club did actually offer Mulhern a contract, only for the forward to seemingly agree terms at another club – with many believing that club is the Leigh Centurions.

On a down side for Powell and Mulhern, the Yorkshireman has a knee injury that will keep him out of Warrington’s last game of the season and thus strip the forward of one last hurrah.

“He’s got an injury, Rob, but I’d like to say how good he has been,” Powell told¬†Wire TV.

“He has been leaving the club for a while and I just think his attitude to everything about the place has been class.

“I think he’s played some really good rugby and he was one of the players who we did offer a contract to but it ended up moving in another direction.

“He’s got a knock to his knee and it’s more an extension of that more than anything else.”

Instead, Tom Whitehead will step into the breach for Powell, with the former Castleford Tigers boss confirming as such.