The plan was to get him for 2025 only but after working their magic, the New Zealand Warriors have acquired veteran back-rower Kurt Capewell on a three-year deal after his early release by the Brisbane Broncos.

Joining the club two years ago, Broncos coach Kevin Walters was full of good words for Capewell and thanked him for his time and effort at the Broncos.

“Capes has played an important role for us over the past couple of seasons, both on and off the field as we laid down the foundations to turn things around as a club,” Walters said.

“He is a great bloke and a wonderful servant of our game, and he has made a big impact at our club in a short period of time since joining us in 2021.

“You won’t find many people who have a bad word to say about Kurt.”

Capewell, also a QLD Origin representative, joins the Warriors on a three year deal until 2026 and is no stranger to coach Andrew Webster.

“Kurt is a winner with tremendous passion and a terrific work ethic,” Webster said.

“I thoroughly enjoyed working with him when we were both at Penrith and I know from that experience that he’ll add so much to our squad and to the club in an overall sense.

“He totally fits the profile of the type of player we want at the One New Zealand Warriors.”

By ricky

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