Matt Dufty makes immediate switch to Warrington

Matt Dufty

Warrington have announced the immediate signing of Matt Dufty on a two-and-a-half year deal. 

Dufty, 26, will link up with his new side following his release from Canterbury Bulldogs in the NRL.

The full-back has made 94 appearances in the NRL, scoring 45 tries.

He has made 12 appearances in the current season, but has struggled to cement a spot in recent weeks. 

The New South Wales-born player started his career with St George Illawarra Dragons. He made his debut in 2017 against the Manly Sea Eagles, scoring a try and providing two assists. He moved to the Bulldogs for the 2022 season on a one-year deal.

He will fly to the UK this weekend and will be eligible to make his debut against Huddersfield next Saturday.

Dufty becomes the club’s second signing this week following the capture of international forward Josh McGuire.

Matt Dufty on Super League opportunity

Dufty said: “The opportunity to come over to Warrington and test myself in Super League is an exciting one.

“From my conversations with Daryl [Powell] the way he wants the game to be played is something that I feel can really suit my game.

“My best footy is still in front of me and I’m excited to showcase what I can do in England in front of the Warrington fans.

“It’s a challenge I’m looking forward to and I can’t wait to rip in now for the Wolves.”

Warrington head coach Daryl Powell added: “Matt’s a player who I’ve been trying to sign for a few years.

“He’s a player who I feel will benefit massively from coming over to the UK. Matt is a perfect fit for Super League and the way the game is played over here.

“He’s fast, strong, aggressive and competitive. 

“He’s an all-round great signing for us and I’m excited for him to come over and to have an important impact for the remainder of this season and beyond.”

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Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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