WARRINGTON Wolves have swooped to sign Gold Coast Titans halfback Tyrone Roberts on a three-year deal starting next season.
Roberts, 26, signs from a two-year spell at the Gold Coast Titans after making his first-grade debut in the NRL for Newcastle Knights in 2011 making 97 appearances before the move to the Titans ahead of the 2016 season where he has made 41 appearances. His representative career to date has seen him play for both the NRL Indigenous All Stars and NSW Country Origin.
The renowned goal kicker, Roberts has built a reputation as one of the most dangerous running halfbacks in the NRL; the club had to fight off strong interest from NRL clubs to sign the marquee player.
Roberts said:“I’m very excited to be joining the Warrington Wolves. My family and I can’t wait to get over there and start this new chapter in our lives. I’m excited to rip in and compete for some trophies and meet all the passionate fans.
“I’m also looking forward to working with Steve to help take my game to another level. He’s well respected in Australia as a coach so it’s a great opportunity for me to work alongside him.”
Steve Price, Wolves’ head coach, added:“Tyrone Roberts is a player who I’ve watched closely over the past few years in the NRL. He is a natural football player who loves playing footy in all different conditions. Tyrone has a great understanding of the game. He is a solid defensive player with a very sound kicking game; as well as having had an 82% goal-kicking success rate. A proud family man, with wife Brittany and two young daughters. Tyrone will be a great asset to Warrington Wolves.”
Karl Fitzpatrick, Wolves’ chief executive, said: “The signing of Tyrone is a massive coup for Warrington and Super League. He is a player that has genuine X-factor that will excite the Warrington supporters. We’ve been in discussions with Tyrone and his representative for some time so to finally get this over the line is very pleasing. We had to beat off clubs from the NRL to get Tyrone’s signature, this shows where we are heading and that we are building something special.”
— Warrington Wolves (@wolvesrl) October 17, 2017