NZ Warriors set to target Super League for recruitment

New Zealand Warriors chief executive Jim Doyle has revealed that his club may be looking to Super League for more new recruits soon.

Former Wigan full-back Sam Tomkins joined the Auckland-based side ahead of the 2014 season, and he might not be the last British player to make his way to the Land of the Long White Cloud.

Doyle believes that the Warriors may well find it easier to tempt big Super League stars to join them, rather than Australian clubs.

“We look at both the NRL and Super League and Cappy [Andrew McFadden, Warriors coach] and I have had that discussion,” Warriors CEO Jim Doyle told Sunday Star-Times.

“It’s about not necessarily looking at all of the players, it’s about looking at positions and certain key individuals and we look at the NRL and UK for them.

“There is a possibility that it may be easier to attract someone out of the UK to come to New Zealand, because if you leave the UK, whether you go to New Zealand or Australia it’s a big step anyway, so it doesn’t matter which one you take.

“We’re well-connected with people up there, so we know who’s doing what and what’s happening.”

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