WARRINGTON Wolves have swooped to sign highly-rated Championship forward James Harrison for the 2022 season, who says it is a “dream come true”.
The 24-year-old son of former Great Britain international Karl Harrison will join the Wire from Featherstone Rovers on a two-year contract until November 2023.
Harrison has been one of the standout performers in the Championship and has developed into one of the best emerging British talents outside of the top flight.
The prop forward capped off his impressive campaign so far by scoring a try at Wembley a fortnight ago helping Rovers to victory over York City Knights in the 1895 Cup.
Warrington beat off a number of Super League Clubs to his signature.
James Harrison said: “I’m buzzing to be joining Warrington next season. I’ve always wanted to be a Super League player so to get the chance at a Club like Warrington is a dream come true.
“I definitely feel I’m ready and the time is right to make this next step up in my career. I consider myself a real hard-working player and I back myself to play big minutes.
“I can’t wait to meet the fans. It’s a massive stadium at the Halliwell Jones and I’m looking forward to playing there next season. I’m really excited for what’s to come.”
Warrington Wolves CEO Karl Fitzpatrick said: “In recruiting James I know that we’ve added one of the Championship’s most consistent and standout forwards to our pack for next season onwards.
“He’s overcome adversity to get to where he is in his career and deserves his opportunity now to showcase what he can do in Super League.
“He has all the right attributes to bolster our forwards options and will add value to our squad for 2022.”
✍️🐺 A new wolf in the pack for 2022…. pic.twitter.com/4kmC6uVln3
— Warrington Wolves (@WarringtonRLFC) August 4, 2021