Warrington Wolves star signing reveals how move came because of “chance meeting”

Warrington Wolves have pulled off some exciting signings going into the 2023 season.

They have brought in Gil Dudson, Sam Kasiano and Josh Drinkwater from Catalans Dragons, former Wigan Warriors, Hull FC, Leigh Leopards and Toulouse Olympique winger Matty Russell as well as two NRL stars and Australian internationals in the shape of Paul Vaughan and 2017 Rugby League World Cup winner Josh McGuire.

However, McGuire’s move to Warrington shouldn’t have really happened and only came about due to a chance meeting at the NRL’s Magic Round.

He explained all to Sky Sports.

“It was a chance meeting,” McGuire recalled. “I was having a coffee with somebody else at the Magic round and bumped into Karl Fitzpatrick and [Wolves director] Mike Lomax. We got chatting, one thing led to another and our ideas and thoughts on football aligned.

“He didn’t really have to sell it too much because I already had a fair idea, but you want to be surrounded by good people and Karl is one of those good people who loves the club and has all the right intentions.

“All he wants is to see his players and this club have success, and there are a lot of good people in the background here who want the same thing. No-one is happy with what happened last year and it’s a very hungry group at the moment.”

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