Canberra Raiders ace Blake Austin is headed to England after agreeing to join Warrington on a three year deal.
The 27-year-old is set to replace the outgoing Tyrone Roberts.
“I’ve watched Blake closely for a number of years over in the NRL and he’s a guy who, when you come to review the opposition, your game plan heavily revolves around, which says a lot about the type of player he is,” Warrington coach Steve Price said.
“He has an outstanding running game and is always a threat with the ball in his hand. He’s a big body so hard to handle, with electric footwork.
“I feel he is going to be a quality signing for our club and I’m excited to be able to work with Blake next year.
“When I was fortunate to be assistant coach alongside Shane Flanagan at Cronulla Sharks for the semi-final down at Canberra, we heavily revolved our game plan around Blake as he’s certainly an excitement machine.
“This is a massive coup for our club as a number of clubs were in for him in both the UK and Australia which says a lot about the quality of player he is.”
Meanwhile it has been reported Cronulla-Sutherland has snagged Canterbury veteran Josh Morris.
Morris will join former representative teammates Josh Dugan, Matt Moylan and Aaron Woods in the Shire.