Warrington head coach coy on Brad Dwyer links

Josh McAllister
Daryl Powell, Brad Dwyer.

Warrington head coach Daryl Powell refused to be drawn into the recent speculation linking the club with off-contract Hull hooker Brad Dwyer for 2024.

Hull confirmed earlier this week that the 30-year-old will depart the club at the end of the current campaign after just one season in Black & White.

He made the switch from Leeds ahead of the current season, and the ex-Warrington hooker has been linked with a return to the Halliwell Jones Stadium for next year, with Daryl Clark closing in on a move to St Helens to replace James Roby upon his retirement.

However, Powell kept his cards close to his chest, with his Wire side facing Hull in the closing fixture of Magic Weekend at Newcastle United’s St James’ Park on Sunday.

Dwyer has been ever-present under Tony Smith in the 2023 campaign, with Hull confirming a move to another Super League club for next season.

Powell addresses Brad Dwyer speculation

“He’s a talented player,” Powell told Love Rugby League on Dwyer. 

“He’s dangerous. He scored a try against us last time and we were pretty mindful of what he was going to do there. 

“Look, I won’t comment on anybody’s future or going into next season at this point. 

“I just think we just need to be mindful of how dangerous he is close to the try-line and that big dummy between markers is something we want to stop on Sunday.”

On Dwyer’s departure, Hull boss Smith previously commented this week: “It’s the second time I have worked with Brad throughout my coaching career and he is enjoying his time with us, but he now has opportunity to be a little bit closer to home which is right for him and his family.

“Like Chris, Brad is really focused on the remainder of the year with us and they both have a big role to play.”

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