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Rhinos capture Dwyer from Wolves on two-year contract

21st July 2017 | 6:00 am

By Phil Daly

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com - 18/02/2017 - Rugby League - Dacia World Club Series - Warrington Wolves v Brisbane Broncos - Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington, England - Warrington's Brad Dwyer fends off Brisbane's Anthony Milford & Matt Gillett.

Leeds Rhinos have signed hooker Brad Dwyer from Warrington Wolves on a two-year contract from the 2018 Betfred Super League season.

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Leeds Rhinos have signed hooker Brad Dwyer from Warrington Wolves on a two-year contract from the 2018 Betfred Super League season.

The 24-year-old hooker has previously played at Huddersfield and London on loan from the Wolves and has been at the Halliwell Jones Stadium since making his debut in 2012 against Wakefield.  In total, he has made 85 Super League appearances for the Wolves including 21 so far this season for Tony Smith’s side.

Looking ahead to his move to the Rhinos, Dwyer said, “It is a new challenge for me and something I am excited about. It is a massive club with a big following and I am looking forward to pulling on the jersey. It is a fresh start for me having been at Warrington for a long time. I had a chat with Brian McDermott and I am looking forward to being in a new environment. I am confident the move will freshen me up and get the best out of me performance wise.  I have been lucky to play and train alongside some great hookers during my career with Michael Monaghan and Micky Higham previously and most recently Daryl Clark, who is one of the best around. The challenge of playing alongside Matt Parcell is something I am really looking forward to. He is having a great season and hopefully we can push each other at nine and get a good partnership going.

“I have been fortunate at Warrington to be part of some great occasions with the Wolves and that has made me hungry for more. There is no better place for me to start the next chapter of my career that than at Leeds and hopefully I can contribute to more success in the years ahead.  I’ve had a chat with Richie Myler already, who I know well, and we are both excited to come to Leeds and contribute something to the team,” added the former Ince Rose Bridge amateur.

Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Brian McDermott added, “Following the retirement of Rob Burrow we have moved quickly to secure a genuine nine to strengthen our squad and back up the great work that Matt Parcell has done this year.

“Brad has told me he has bigger aspirations than just a back up and that ambition was a big attraction. He is a determined character who is willing to test himself in our squad and I think we can bring the very best out of him. I am looking forward to working with him in pre-season and having him as part of the Rhinos family from 2018.”