Warrington Wolves can confirm the signing of Bryson Goodwin from Leigh Centurions on a two-year deal as of 2018.
Leigh announced the signing of Goodwin earlier this year from NRL side South Sydney Rabbitohs on a two-year deal from next season, however Warrington have agreed terms with Leigh to complete the transfer.
Centre Goodwin, 31, made his NRL first grade debut in 2007 for Cronulla Sharks, he then made the move to Canterbury Bulldogs where he spent four years between 2009 and 2012. He made his Rabbitohs debut in March 2013, making a total of 99 appearances with 37 tries. He can also put boot to ball and take on the goal-kicking duty. He was part of the Rabbitohs squad of 2014 that went on to be crowned Premiers.
Internationally he has represented New Zealand on 10 occasions including the 2009 Four Nations and the 2013 World Cup.
Chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick said: “We spoke to Bryson earlier in the year and have been aware of his abilities for some time, when we lost Peta we approached Leigh with an offer and fortunately they accepted. Bryson has got outstanding leadership qualities both off and on the pitch and will be a real asset to the team and culture we want to create. His reputation in the NRL is first class and with his international experience he’ll add real value to the club.”
Goodwin added: “I’ve only heard really good things about Warrington from past players who have played at the club. I also spoke to Sam Burgess and he only had good words to say too. Everyone knows it’s a big club and I’m looking forward to joining.
“I really like the Super League; I’ve been watching a lot of it recently since I signed over there and from what I’ve seen it’s a really good competition and is getting better and better every year. The quality is high and am looking forward to playing in it.
“I’ve played a fair bit now so I will look to bring that experience and hopefully add something in both defence and attack, and play some good football.
“I’m looking forward to meeting the players and staff at Warrington and getting to know the members and fans of the club too, and then ripping into training. With a new coach to come on board as well it’s a fresh start for Warrington which is good.”