HEAD of coaching Tony Smith says Ben Pomeroy is just the player The Wire need at this time.

Warrington Wolves have signed the 33-year-old former Catalans Dragons centre until the end of the season.

The 33-year-old Australian, who has NRL experience with Penrith Panthers and Cronulla Sharks, joins The Wire with immediate effect.

Ben Pomeroy talks about his signing with Wolves (click here)

He will help to ease the club’s issues in the centres, following long-term injuries sustained by Rhys Evans, Toby King, Harvey Livett and Matty Blythe.

“He’s a good solid Rugby League player who will certainly help our cause,” said Wolves’ head of coaching and rugby Tony Smith.

“I’m looking forward to working with Ben.

“He’s an experienced player who has done well throughout his career.

“He’s a whole-hearted player and puts his body on the line. He’s no-nonsense and experienced.

“His experience and communication of that experience on the field – as well as leadership on the field - is very important to us in a position that we’ve struggled with throughout the season through injury having lost a number of players in the centre position.

“He’ll certainly come in and do a strong job for us. He’s someone I’m looking forward to working with and I know the players are too.”