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Ashton Sims' 'honour' at joining Warrington Wolves
Updated 1:17pm Tuesday 1st July 2014 in Wolves
WOLVES’ latest recruit Ashton Sims admits it is a ‘big honour’ to be joining the club for the 2015 Super League season.
The 29-year-old North Queensland Cowboys prop has agreed a two-year deal at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.
“I’m absolutely pumped and excited,” said Sims. “It’s certainly a big honour and they’ve been going really well this year too, so it’s exciting stuff for me personally.
“I’m looking forward to going and meeting the lads and creating some new friendships on the other side of the world and having some good success over there – it’s all new surroundings and that’s what I’m looking forward to.
“The time is right for my family and me to experience something new and we are really looking forward to this adventure.
“I’ve been speaking to Tony Smith and he has told me much about the club, its culture and its professionalism.
“He’s told me about all the good young forwards and I’ve been keeping in touch and there are some great youngsters there.”
Sims made his first grade debut with St George Illawarra Dragons in 2003, before moving to Brisbane Broncos in 2008.
The no-nonsense forward then joined the Cowboys back in 2011 alongside his brother Tariq, while younger brother Korbin currently plays for NRL side the Newcastle Knights.
He will first complete his NRL season with the Cowboys before a move to England, starting with a trip to his former side this week.
“We’re a little bit up and down,” added Sims. “But we had a good win against the Rabbitohs last week and we’ve got St George Illawarra this week.
“Again we’re without our State of Origin boys, so really looking forward to this weekend and I really want to finish my time here hopefully with a Premiership ring.
“I think we’ve got a really good chance of doing so, it would be great to come over on the back of that.
"While my focus remains on helping the North Queensland Cowboys to the semi-finals and hopefully a Premiership, I'm also excited about what awaits me overseas next year."