A mainstay of the current North Queensland Cowboys side, Ashton Sims is a fiery player but one that plays with a lot of heart and passion.
It is that sort of passion that has the Warrington Wolves excited, having signed the Fijian prop for the next two seasons.
Sims, who is still only 29, represented Fiji at the recent Rugby League World Cup and also had stints with the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Brisbane Broncos.
With a new challenge in sight, Sims believes it was the right time to look for a new experience and embrace a new club and culture.
“I’m really looking forward to a new challenge at a great club,” said Sims.
“The time is right for my family and me to experience something new and we are really looking forward to this adventure. I have spoken to Tony Smith and he has told me much about the club, its culture and its professionalism.
“While my focus remains on helping the North Queensland Cowboys to the semi-finals and hopefully a premiership, I’m also excited about what awaits me overseas next year.”
As for the club, they are excited in signing a player of Sims’ experience and they plan to utilise that to help the younger players learn, develop and mature.
â€œAshton is an outstanding, experienced player who is going to be a quality addition to the Warrington Wolves club,” said Warrington Head Coach, Tony Smith.
“His ambition and wealth of experience will be of real value, particularly for the development of the young, talented crop of forwards we have coming through.
He has been a top performer in the NRL for a number of years and caught the eye of many clubs with his performances in the World Cup. Heâ€™s a big physical man who is going to be a fantastic acquisition to an already impressive pack of hard working forwards.â€