BEN Westwood revealed how four seasons into his professional career with hometown club Wakefield, news of his sale to Warrington for a then club record Super League fee of £60,000 had hit him like a bolt out of the blue.
“It was a bit of a shock, I didn’t have a clue I’d been sold,” he said.
“First thing I thought was that I lived 80 miles away, I didn’t have a driving licence, I didn’t want to move and I didn’t know what I was going to do.
“I was disappointed with how it all came about but I got over it quickly and made the decision to go.
“Although Warrington were fighting relegation at the time, I’d spoken to my agent and we kind of knew that Warrington would be able to pull through and we were looking at it as a move for the future rather than for the present.
“It worked out in the end. Look at us now, 10 years on, we’re fighting for top of the league, Grand Finals and Challenge Cups which I wouldn’t have believed at first but I’m now so glad that I moved and stayed.”