WARRINGTON Wolves have signed centre Bryson Goodwin on a two-year deal, following Leigh’s relegation from Super League.
Goodwin, 31, had originally agreed to join the Centurions from NRL side South Sydney Rabbitohs, but will now move to the Halliwell Jones Stadium instead.
Wolves chief executive, Karl Fitzpatrick, said: “We spoke to Bryson earlier in the year and have been aware of his abilities for some time, when we lost Peta we approached Leigh with an offer and fortunately they accepted.
“Bryson has got outstanding leadership qualities both off and on the pitch and will be a real asset to the team and culture we want to create.
“His reputation in the NRL is first class and with his international experience he’ll add real value to the club.”
Still without a coach, Warrington have recently lost centre Peta Hiku and Joe Westerman, who has joined Toronto Wolfpack.
Goodwin has played 10 times for New Zealand, including at the last World Cup, and previously played for Cronulla and Canterbury.
He said: “I’ve only heard really good things about Warrington from past players who have played at the club. I also spoke to Sam Burgess and he only had good words to say too. Everyone knows it’s a big club and I’m looking forward to joining.
“I really like the Super League; I’ve been watching a lot of it recently since I signed over there and from what I’ve seen it’s a really good competition and is getting better and better every year. The quality is high and am looking forward to playing in it.
“I’ve played a fair bit now so I will look to bring that experience and hopefully add something in both defence and attack, and play some good football.
“I’m looking forward to meeting the players and staff at Warrington and getting to know the members and fans of the club too, and then ripping into training. With a new coach to come on board as well it’s a fresh start for Warrington which is good.”