Warriors sign Eagles star Green

New Zealand Warriors have signed half-back Blake Green from Many Sea Eagles on a three-year deal.

His contract will see him stay in Auckland until the end of the 2020 season.

The 31-year-old is the Vodafone Warriors’ eighth signing for the 2018 season following the additions of Tohu Harris, Leivaha Pulu, Gerard Beale, Adam Blair, Peta Hiku, Matiu Love-Henry and Agnatius Paasi.

Green is a familiar name in Super League, having spent time with Hull Kingston Rovers and Wigan Warriors between 2011 and 2014, winning the Challenge Cup and Super League double with Wigan in 2013.

He also won the Harry Sutherland Trophy in Wigan’s 2014 Grand Final defeat to St Helens.

And Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George is made up with the capture of Green.

He said: “We’re delighted we’ve been able to sign a player of Blake’s calibre.

“He wasn’t off-contract but became available through circumstances. It couldn’t have worked out better for us. He’s a terrific player and his experience in winning titles and playing so much finals football will be of huge benefit to us.

“His presence will add both depth and intense competition among the halves, which is exactly what we’re after. On top of that, his background at a number of clubs in the NRL and Super League makes him an ideal mentor for our young halves.”

Green will add a lot of experience to the Warriors, with more than 200 NRL and Super League games under his belt.