Warrington forward Joe Philbin ruled out for rest of the season

Joe Philbin Warrington Wolves

Warrington forward Joe Philbin has vowed to come back stronger after being ruled out for the rest of the season through injury.

The England international left the field with a knee injury during the first half of Warrington’s 4-0 win over Hull on Friday night.

And now scans have revealed that Philbin, who has played 17 games for the Wolves this season, will play no further part in 2022.

Posting on his Instagram, Philbin said: “Well 2022 that’s a wrap.

“Definitely not gone the way I planned it to but now it’s time to put all my energy into recovery and coming back a different beast in 2023.”

Philbin has made 174 appearances for his hometown club Warrington since making his first team debut in 2014. He has represented Great Britain, England and Ireland on the international stage.

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Warrington’s Toby King and Huddersfield’s Jake Wardle in swap deal

Huddersfield have signed Toby King from Warrington on loan for the rest of the season, with Jake Wardle going the other way.

Ireland international King was left out of Daryl Powell’s Warrington squad that beat Hull 4-0 in Super League on Friday night.

Wardle made his England debut last weekend. The centre has been in and out of Ian Watson’s Huddersfield team so far in 2022.

King and Wardle have swapped clubs on a loan deal for the remainder of the 2022 campaign. They are both targeting World Cup places.

Josh Charnley makes immediate switch to Leigh

Warrington winger Josh Charnley has joined Leigh on loan for the rest of the season, with a two-year deal commencing from 2023.

Charnley, who turns 31 on Sunday, fell out of favour in Daryl Powell’s Warrington side. He was out of contract at the end of this season.

The former England international is a huge coup for Championship promotion-chasers Leigh though. He has scored 255 tries in 301 career appearances.

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Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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