Paul Vaughan has become the latest player to head to the Super League with the experienced prop joining the Warrington Wolves on a two-year deal.
Vaughan, who has played for the Canberra Raiders, the St George Illawarra Dragons and more recently, the Canterbury Bulldogs, has played 196 NRL games to date.
The veteran prop is excited with the move to Warrington and Vaughan admits that he has always wanted to play in England.
“I’m very excited to be making the move to Warrington next year,” Vaughan said.
“I’ve been extremely lucky with my career in the NRL and I’ve always wanted to come over and test myself in the UK.
“I played in a World Cup in England back in 2013 and I always said to myself if given the opportunity to play over there I’d like to take it up.”
Vaughan also admits that he is his harshest critic and his main goal is to perform as well as he can for any club he plays for, Warrington included.
“I’m close to playing my 200th game over here and I feel I’ve still got a lot more to give with my footy,” Vaughan continued.
“I’m coming over with really good intentions to put my best foot forward.
“I’m my own harshest critic and I like to get the best out of myself week in week out.
“I just want to play good footy and to be part of a successful team. I can’t wait to get started.”
With Warrington already adding Sam Kasiano, Thomas Mikaele and Gil Dudson, Wolves coach Daryl Foster says the addition of Vaughan will help the side in 2023.
“I’m delighted we’ve been able to recruit Paul for next season,” Foster said.
“His stats this year have been outstanding – he hasn’t missed a tackle in his last two games for example and made 177 metres last week.
“He’s a big ball carrier, defends and moves well and works hard. I’ve had a couple of Zoom chats with him and I really like how he comes across as a bloke as well.
“We’ve talked a lot about size and being a fearsome pack and we’ve worked hard to get that in place for next season.”