SAMY Kibula is keen to better himself – and feels Warrington Wolves is "the perfect environment" for him to do that.

A fresh face in the camp having joined from neighbours Wigan Warriors, the young front-rower has been training with his new teammates for several weeks now.

His aim is clear – impressing Steve Price enough to earn the chance to add to his solitary Super League appearance so far.

That came back in 2018 and having spent last year out on loan and on dual-registration, the 20-year-old has lost time to make up for.

However, the Congolese prop feels Warrington is the place to go from raw talent to established star.

"It’s a great club that’s always challenging for trophies and that’s why I’ve come here. This is a great opportunity for me," he said.

"There’s a focus among us at the moment of not just making ourselves better but making those around us better.

"We don’t just want to be a good team – we want to be great. That’s why this is the perfect environment for me.

"I want to better myself and if there’s people around me that want the same thing, that’s going to drive me and make me a better player."

Standing at 6ft 4in tall and weighing in at almost 18 stone, Kibula has all the raw materials to be a huge asset to The Wire.

Having won two Grand Finals and represented England at academy level, he knows now is the time to start realising the potential he knows he has.

He has to build himself up again having struggled with injury of late. Add that to having to integrate himself into a new squad means a testing but important pre-season for the Leigh Miners Rangers junior.

Such has been the warm welcome, however, Kibula already feels at home.

"It’s been very tough," he admits.

"For me, it’s been about getting to know everyone and trying to impress the coaches. I feel like I’m doing that.

"Everyone’s made me feel very welcome – I feel like I’ve been here for months already.

"I had a bit of an injury at the back end of last season, so the main thing for me has been getting my fitness back.

"Everyone is working really hard and we’re all in good shape."

With only Chris Hill, Mike Cooper, Joe Philbin and Sitaleki Akauola as recognised, front-line prop forwards in the Wire squad thus far, the onus is likely to be on Kibula to step up and make an impact.

While there may be an aspect of learning on the job given his lack of first-grade experience, he is relishing the challenge.

"I want to play a lot more games than I did last year in Super League," he said.

"I want to be consistent in my game and show people what I can do. Every player has something to work on and I’m no different.

"I’m getting better and better every single day so when the season starts, I’ll be ready to go."