Warrington have announced the signing of Australian second-rower Trent Waterhouse on a 3-year-deal starting in 2012.
The the 6ft 4in, 16st forward has made 177 appearances for the Penrith Panthers and has twice played for Australia in 2009, whilst also representing New South Wakes in State of Origin matches 5 times.
Wolves coach Tony Smith commented “He’s a high quality international player who fits our needs and will fit into our structures and our team extremely well. He’s a big man who likes to offload the ball and is a highly experienced Rugby League player who has gained a lot of experience at the highest level.
“I am looking forward to working with him and losing somebody of Matt’s experience, Trent’s a great replacement in terms of experience and leadership value and that was very much a focus for us. “
Commenting on joining the Wolves, Waterhouse said: “I am delighted to be joining Warrington at this exciting time in the club’s history. I can see they are a very ambitious and professional organisation seeking immediate success and I therefore hope to be able to positively contribute towards their desired goals for winning trophies.
“I have heard great things about the club, the players and the fans. I can see big things for the club in the near future and I’m looking forward to getting over there and being part of that.
“The coach and management have outlined a fantastic vision for their future and as such it was the only club I wanted to join in the UK Super League.”