Warrington youngster Reece Briers makes League 1 switch

North Wales Crusaders
A Betfred match ball at the zip world stadium

North Wales Crusaders have signed half-back Reece Briers, the son of Warrington legend Lee, ahead of the 2022 League 1 season.

Reece came through the ranks at Warrington, where he has played in the academy over the last few seasons.

His father Lee represented Wales 23 times during his playing career, featuring at the 2000 World Cup.

Reece Briers buzzing to play in Wales

On his move to North Wales, Reece said: “I can’t wait and I’m really looking forward to the experience of playing against men.

“I want to earn the respect of my team mates and hopefully get as much experience as I can.

“For me, it’s going to be about working hard and aiming to get my way into the team.

“Even though it was a brilliant season for the club in 2021, I know they were disappointed to drop out of the play-offs so hopefully we can push on even more now.

WALES: Lee Briers: Playing for Wales one of best times I’ve had

“With my dad playing for Wales, I know the fans are very passionate so I’m really looking forward to playing in front of them.

“I just can’t wait and I’m buzzing to meet all the boys in pre-season.

“Working hard is all I do really and I’ll make sure I do that for my team-mates, the coaching staff and the club.”

Elsewhere in League 1: Keighley keep Army winger for 2022

Robert Matamosi Keighley
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Keighley have announced winger Robert Matamosi has signed a new contract with the club for the 2022 season.

Matamosi joined the club from West Wales ahead of the 2021 season. However, injuries and his duties with the Army as a logistics engineer limited him to just three appearances.

The 23-year-old was spotted by the Raiders playing for the Army. Whilst playing for the Raiders, his 80-metre try against Doncaster alerted the attention of several clubs, with Keighley winning the battle for his signature.

READ MORE: Lee Briers: My time in Carcassonne was the making of me

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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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