Warrington Wolves have confirmed the signing of winger Taylor Prell.
The 20-year-old, who was a member of England Under-18s’ European Championship-winning team, has joined the Super League club from Championship club Yorkshire Carnegie on a two-year contract.
He recently joined the Wolves on trial playing for the reserves against Hull FC. This was his first game of rugby league and he produced an impressive performance, crossing for four tries in the first half.
Head of coaching and rugby Tony Smith said: “Taylor’s been training with the first team for the last two to three weeks and has fitted in well.
“He’s popular amongst the boys and is a nice young man who’s working hard to secure his future. I’m looking forward to working with him.
“He’s shown on the training park that he’s able to pick up our game – which is a big ask for someone who’s played another sport.
“He’s shown enough in the time he’s been with us to suggest that he’’ going to be a very good Super League player of the future.
“He has the ability, skill and resources to fit into our game, and that’s been proved first hand.”
Prell added: “I’ve always liked rugby league and enjoyed watching it and with my contract being up I thought it was an opportunity to have a switch of codes.
“I’ve always thought Warrington were a really good side with some great players, especially with them finishing as league leaders last year.
“Tony Smith is a really top bloke and he’s offered his guidance if I need it.
“Ultimately I’d love to reach the top, as everyone wants to play for England and represent their country – that would be my highest aim – but I’d love to get a run-out for the first team this season too.”