Warrington Wolves were quick to end questions about their star players’ futures recently.
They signed George Williams to a long term deal which expires in 2026 after NRL clubs, reportedly Wests Tigers and Canterbury Bulldogs, started to have an interest in the halfback.
They also tied new signing Paul Vaughan to a longer term deal after a superb start to the season.
However, there are a few others with an uncertain future at the club and given their start to the season they want these top stars tied down.
One of these is Daryl Clark who has been struggling with injuries in the last few weeks.
In the last year of his current deal there has been suggested that St Helens are interested in bringing in Clark as James Roby’s replacement with Roby set to retire at the end of 2023.
But what is an interesting wrinkle in all of this is the argument that Danny Walker could be said to have displaced Daryl Clark as Warrington’s top hooker and that is something Terry O’Connor believes.
He said on Sky Sports as Warrington battled the Saints ironically and Walker caught the eye with a brilliant 40/20 prompting O’Connor to suggest Clark has been replaced as the club’s number one nine.
He said: “He’s the number one nine at Warrington I think. I love his toughness and his tenacity. I saw him develop as a youngster at Widnes and he has so much talent and that was a lovely kick for the 40/20.”
Could this make an exit more likely?