In what is an interesting trend to see in recent times, another Kiwi international has made the decision to return to New Zealand to play for the Warriors; this time Adam Blair.
The current New Zealand captain has officially signed with the Warriors for three years and with an impressive 266-game haul in the NRL to date, he will add to that number significantly over the course of his Warriors deal.
“Securing Adam is critical to our quest for much-needed improvement from next year,” said Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George.
“He’s a proven leader on and off the field who sets the kind of example we want all our players to aspire to, the epitome of the professional athlete who demands the highest of standards highlighted by an ultra-competitive attitude.”
Someone who is no stranger to Adam Blair is current Warriors coach Stephen Kearney. Kearney and Blair worked alongside each other as coach and player previously at the Kiwis as well as at the Melbourne Storm and Brisbane Broncos when Kearney was an assistant at both clubs.
His signing is one that brings experience and structure to the Warriors forward pack and there was nothing but praise for the Kiwi veteran.
“Adam is a wonderful example of how a player should go about his business in the NRL as well as representing his country,” Kearney said.
“He has had a tremendous career and he’s going to be a huge asset for the club as we go about lifting our standards across the board.”