WARRINGTON Wolves have confirmed that centre signing Luther Burrell has reported for duty following the end of the rugby union season.

Burrell, 31, an England international, has joined The Wire from Northampton Saints on a contract that runs until the end of 2021.

His capture was initially announced in February and he is available to play from July 1.


At the time, Burrell told the Guardian rugby league ‘never really left his blood.’

Burrell, capped 15 times for the national 15-man code team, was born in Huddersfield and played rugby league as a junior before embarking on a professional career in union with Leeds, Sale Sharks and the Saints.

“My background is predominantly in Rugby League as I grew up in the north surrounded by the sport and playing it at school," he said.

“It’s never really left my blood.

“I guess my aim was to always try my hand at it one day and I’m buzzing to get involved with rugby league and the Super League.

“I’m excited about the challenge ahead as it’s fresh for me.

“I’ve had some great times in union and I’ve had some adverse times, so for me to have this opportunity to play league and see how far I can get with a great team is exciting.”