Warrington snap up London star Matt Davis

Drew Darbyshire

Warrington have signed promising back-rower Matt Davis from London on a two-year deal from 2019.

The 21-year-old came through the ranks at the Broncos after playing his junior rugby league at Leicester Storm.

Davis made his first team debut for London under then coach Andrew Henderson at the 2016 Summer Bash and has gone on to make 58 appearances for the Championship club.

Wolves coach Steve Price revealed that his assistant Henderson recommended Davis to him.

He said: “Matt’s a guy who plays the game tough.

“He’s a grafter and does all the little things well in the game of Rugby League.

“He has really impressed me with his attitude and comes with a big rap from Andrew Henderson who coached him at London Broncos.

“He is only young and has a lot of good football years ahead of him as he becomes more educated in the game.”

Davis is looking forward to stepping up to Super League level with Warrington next year.

He said: “I wanted to test myself in a different set up and a different environment and, after talking to Steve Price and Andrew Henderson, Warrington really appealed to me.

“Danny Ward was great here for me when I played academy and Hendo gave me the chance to play first team. I had a good chat with him about a few things and he and Steve Price have a really good vision at Warrington.

“I want to thank Danny and Jamie Langley for their help in making me the player I am now.”