Brothers promoted to Wolves first-team squad

Brothers Toby and George King have been promoted to the Warrington Wolves first-team training squad.

Toby, 17, is a centre, while 19-year-old prop George arrived at the Halliwell Jones Stadium from Huddersfield Academy during the off-season.

Head Coach Tony Smith said: “Both Toby and George have settled in incredibly well. 

“Education has been a top priority for Toby at this stage but when he’s not at college he’s been training with us; you can see the benefits for both of them. They’ve certainly improved as players. 

“They are quality young players and quality young people. I’m looking forward to having more involvement with them over the next few years. I’ve got no doubt that both of them will play their part in Warrington colours in the years to come.”

The brothers played their early amateur rugby at Meltham All Blacks and were spotted by the club’s Yorkshire scout, Tommy Gleeson.

Toby, who has represented England at Under 18s level, has scored four tries in as many games for the Academy this season.

He said: “I am absolutely delighted to make the step up to the first team from the Academy. The news got even better when I found out that my brother George was also stepping up into the full-time environment. 

“I played against him last year while he was at Huddersfield Giants and also with him over the past couple of weeks at Warrington and I would much rather have him on my side!”

George added: “I am really excited about stepping up to fulltime and can’t wait to get into the thick of things. My main goal for this season was to try and perform each week to the best of my ability and hope that it would be good enough for me to earn a fulltime contract and I am so pleased that I have managed to do that in such a short space of time. 

“It is very important that I stay grounded and I just want to keep on improving in every possible way, whether that be on or off the field, and hopefully get a Super League debut in the near future.”

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