Warrington Wolves transfer news: Explosive NRL star clarifies immediate future ahead of Super League switch

Drew Darbyshire
Lachlan Fitzgibbon Warrington Wolves

Lachlan Fitzgibbon has signed a three-year deal with Warrington Wolves from 2024

Warrington Wolves’ new recruit Lachlan Fitzgibbon has confirmed that he is ‘fully committed’ to finishing the NRL season with Newcastle Knights.

Last week, the Wolves confirmed the signing of the 29-year-old back-rower on a three-year deal from next season.

And speaking after their 24-20 defeat to St Helens on Friday night, Warrington coach Daryl Powell admitted that the question had been asked to bring Fitzgibbon over early to help the Wolves as we enter the business end of the Super League season.

But speaking to the media Down Under, Fitzgibbon has confirmed that he is ‘fully committed’ on staying with Newcastle for the rest of the NRL season as the Knights look to make a late surge for the finals.

“I am fully committed to playing out the year here,” Fitzgibbon told the media when asked about a potential mid-season switch to his new club Warrington.

“I know we are sitting 14th at the moment but we are still three points outside the eight.

“It wouldn’t sit right with me and it wouldn’t sit right with the club if I just got up and left out the back door.

“I want to finish my career here at the Knights on a high and that’s what I plan to do.

“There are eight more games and hopefully we can go on a bit of a run and sneak into the top eight, that’d be nice.”

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Fitzgibbon has scored 31 tries in 112 appearances since making his NRL debut for the Knights back in 2015.

The 6ft 4in forward says it was a tough decision to leave his beloved Newcastle, but is excited to witness the Super League crowds.

“It’s obviously super exciting for me and my partner but it’s going to be a massive change,” he added.

“I definitely will miss Newcastle, the town, the fans, the supporters and members of the community.

“But overseas, I’ve heard they have some pretty cool crowds and they get the chants going so I’m looking forward to that also which is nice.

“It’s obviously a decision I didn’t take lightly. I feel like I’m playing some really good footy at the moment and the body is feeling really good and I’ve got plenty of good years ahead of me.

“It’s always something I wanted to do and in rugby league it is a lot around timing and it just felt like for me and my partner that it was the right time.”

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