ROB Butler became the latest player to debut for Warrington Wolves on Friday.

In doing so, the close-season signing from London Broncos achieved a rather random club first.

The England Knights prop made his competitive bow for the club in coming off the bench during the 44-12 win over Leigh Centurions.

His first appearance means the 22-year-old is the first Kent-born player to represent the club.

Butler was born in Rochester and played his junior rugby for Medway Dragons before joining the London Broncos academy system.

However, a former Wire star – half-back Mel de Lloyd – did die in Margate, Kent, in May 1985.

De Lloyd made 176 appearances from 1936 to 1947, scoring 24 tries and kicking 27 goals and seven drop goals.

Additional reporting by Gary Slater