Warrington Wolves boss Daryl Powell reveals why he has got rid of Toby King as he eyes new Super League centre

Yesterday, it was announced that Toby King would be leaving Warrington Wolves for the Wigan Warriors in 2023.

Though King is currently on loan at the Huddersfield Giants, Warrington head coach Daryl Powell has revealed that talks with the Giants were not progressing to extend that deal.

“Obviously he’s been at Huddersfield and they potentially had the option to extend that, but it wasn’t moving along,” Powell told Wire TV.

“I just wanted to move in a different direction and Toby needed to play consistently and sometimes that’s the way things work.”

Powell does, however, believe that King has not been at his best for Warrington since signing a new deal.

“I want a certain type of centre and to be fair to Toby, there’s no doubt that he’s got a lot of potential but after he got his contract here last year he kind of stalled.

“From the start of the year, I don’t think he’s played his best rugby.

“He moves to Wigan and we’re looking in a different direction – I’m not 100 per cent sure where that lies yet and I’m looking for a certain type of centre.”

The Warrington head coach also revealed whether or not Jake Wardle could join permanently after spending the last month or so on loan from Huddersfield.

“Jake’s been class for us so far and we’ll see where that goes down the track.

“That’s ongoing so we will wait and see on that.”

Warrington will go up against Powell’s former side Castleford Tigers tomorrow night in what will be the Wolves’ final home game.

It’s hardly been a brilliant season for Powell at his new club, but recruitment has been a major focal point with the likes of Sam Kasiano, Gil Dudson and Paul Vaughan coming to the Halliwell Jones Stadium in 2023.

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