Warrington Wolves have made a flurry of signings ahead of 2023.
Most of them are forwards but in the shape of Josh Drinkwater, they have an exciting new halfback to go alongside England international George Williams as Daryl Powell hopes the two will unlock Warrington’s potential in 2023.
Drinkwater took the number seven shirt as he followed former Catalans Dragons teammates Gil Dudson and Sam Kasiano to the club after they all helped the Dragons to an inaugural Grand Final in 2021 and the League Leaders’ Shield.
It is a big decision for all three to leave France behind, and Drinkwater has revealed the one funny thing he misses.
“I’ll be honest, when I see the photos of the boys training in 17 degrees you go ‘ooh, that would have been nice!’,” Drinkwater told Sky Sports as he longs for the hot weather of France.
He then went on to speak about how welcoming the club has been:
“That [having Dudson and Kasiano already there] made it a little bit easier saying ‘hello’ to the boys at training when you first walk in, but I’ve already built good relationships with everyone.
“All the boys are great, the staff are great, and it is a really good place to be at the moment. I’ve settled quite quickly at training and I’m looking forward to the new season.”