Warrington coach on Dudson, Kasiano & Cooper transfer speculation

Drew Darbyshire
Warrington Wolves Daryl Powell video referee

Warrington are reportedly eyeing up Catalans Dragons props Sam Kasiano and Gil Dudson for next season, whilst Mike Cooper has been linked with a move away.

Samoa international Kasiano and Wales international Dudson are out of contract with Catalans at the end of the season. They are reportedly attracting plenty of interest in Super League.

Catalans want to tie the duo down to new deals, but the Wolves have are keen on signing the powerhouse pair, according to Yorkshire Live.

Sky Sports also confirmed Warrington’s interest in Dudson and Kasiano in Thursday night’s coverage of Huddersfield v Wigan.

Ironically, Warrington travel to Perpignan on Saturday to face the Dragons in Super League.

When asked about Warrington’s link to Dudson and Kasiano, Powell replied: “I’ve got no comment on players for next season.

“I’m obviously just focusing on what is in front of us at the moment which is our team playing against Catalans.”

Mike Cooper linked with Huddersfield

Sky Sports reporter Jenna Brooks said during Thursday night’s coverage that long-serving Warrington prop Mike Cooper is set for a move to Huddersfield next season.

When asked by Love Rugby League about the Cooper speculation, Powell replied: “I don’t know anything about it to be honest so I won’t comment on that. I will leave that to the rumour mongers for the moment.

“There’s nothing I can say on that sort of stuff. I’m just focusing on tomorrow and us playing well against Catalans.”

FULL LIST: Every out of contract Super League player at end of 2022

Powell did confirm that the club are in talks with their own players out of contract; whether that is about signing new deals or moving on.

He said: “We are working through that at the moment but there’s nothing to comment on at the moment. But yeah, that’s an ongoing process.”

Warrington currently have 13 players whose contracts expire at the end of 2022. Stefan Ratchford, Josh Charnley, Jack Hughes, Eribe Doro, Mike Cooper, Riley Dean, Jason Clark, Matt Davis, Robbie Mulhern, Ellis Robson, Gareth Widdop, Jacob Gannon and Billy Magoulias (option for 2023) are all off-contract.

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