With the need for some forward depth, the Warrington Wolves have pounced and signed Brisbane Broncos forward Mitch Dodds on a 1-year deal.
Dodds, who has played 16 NRL games this year, is currently injured on the sidelines but with that aside, the Wolves are excited to have him on board.
â€œWe are delighted with the signing of Mitchell,” said Wolves coach, Tony Smith.
“Heâ€™s played a big part in the Broncosâ€™ team this year. Heâ€™s played most of his games off the bench and they are in there fighting for a title as we speak.
We need that sort of experience coming into our squad. He is a no-nonsense hard-hitting prop forward who is probably best known for his defensive efforts; we need to strengthen in that area as itâ€™s probably not been our strongest year defensively.
With some experience and aggression in his game, the Wolves believe he can be a great fit in their system.
“Heâ€™s got some of the experience needed to tighten us up down the middle,” said Smith.
Heâ€™s a terrific young player who is keen to have a new experience and bring his wares to Super League.â€
For Dodds himself, it is a new challenge and one he cannot wait to be involved with.
“I really am looking forward to the challenge of playing in Super League and experiencing a different style of play with a new team,” said Dodds.
“Warrington is a club that is competing at the top both on and off the field and I look forward to being part of that next season.
My two assistant coaches here at the Broncos, Allan Langer and Kevin Walters, only have great words to say about Warrington and their time at the club so I canâ€™t wait to get over there and start experiencing a different culture and lifestyle in England.”