Wolves capture Red Devil Murdoch-Masila

Warrington Wolves have announced the signing of Ben Murdoch-Masila from Salford Red Devils on a three-year deal.

The 26-year-old is the fourth signing that the club have made for the 2018 campaign, having paid a £175,000 transfer fee to the Red Devils for his services.

Murdoch-Masila has impressed in Super League ever since he arrived ahead of the 2016 season after a fine career in the NRL with the Wests Tigers and Penrith Panthers.

The Tonga international was a fan favourite at Salford and scored 22 tries in 60 games for the club and as a result of his impressive performances this season, he was named in the 2017 Betfred Super League Dream Team.

And the blockbusting forward is delighted to be playing under newly-appointed head coach Steve Price in 2018.

Murdoch-Masila said: “It’s an hour to become a part of a club with such great history, I am really excited for what we as a club can achieve in the future.

“I am really looking forward to hooking up with Steve and the boys and getting stuck in for 2018.”

Wolves boss Price admitted that is a keen admirer of Murdoch-Masila and is glad to have him in his squad for next season.

He said: “Ben is a hell of a ball runner. He’s had a stand-out season this year at Salford, earning him a place in the Dream Team.

“I have watched Ben grow with interest when playing back in the NRL to how he has transformed to today.

“I see a lot of upside in Ben as to what he can bring to the club and team, and we will look to guide him into becoming an even better player.”

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