Warrington Wolves have signed highly rated prop Rob Butler from London Broncos on a two-year deal.
The 22-year old caught the eyes of many when representing the England Knights, who are considered a feeder team for the England rugby league team in their win against Jamaica in October 2019.
Butler was the only Championship-based player picked by new national team coach Shaun Wane in the Knights recent performance.
He amassed a total of 40 appearances for the Broncos and featured for them during their 2019 Super League campaign, and the prop is keen to “make his mark” upon his arrival at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.
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We are delighted to announce the signing of young highly-rated prop forward @RobCButler on a two-year deal 🐺
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“I’m buzzing to finally be able to announce the move,” Butler said.
“It’s a great opportunity to join a club like Warrington. I’m really looking forward to it and excited to get going.
“I want to be real physical. I want to step up and be the man who comes in and does big hits and plays hard. I’m ready to make my mark. My time at London, and that year in Super League, really gave me my chance to be ready for this.
“Warrington is a club at the top fighting for silverware year in year out and that’s what I want to be a part of and where I want to be.”
The prop will arrive at Warrington with the likes of former Rugby League World Golden Boot winner Greg Inglis, who came out of retirement to sign a one-year deal as further back-up for Steve Price’s squad for next season.
“I’m really pleased to welcome Rob to the club and he’s a fantastic addition to our pack,” the Wolves head coach said.
“He’s a big bopper and is someone who plays the game tough.
“He’s an exciting young player and I feel like there’s a lot of good footy to come from Rob in the years ahead.”
The acquisition of the young prop will mean further good news for Wolves fans as the side have also secured the services of current players Ben Curry, Jason Clark and Matt Davies, who’ve all signed new deals with the club on Monday.
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