PETER Mata'utia says the chance to continue working with Daryl Powell was "a big factor" in his decision to join Warrington Wolves.

The Samoan international has been confirmed as one of incoming head coach Powell's first two signings for 2022, joining Oliver Holmes in making the move from Castleford Tigers.

Mata'utia, who can operate in the centres, the halves and at full-back, joined the Tigers in 2018 having first played on these shores for Leigh Centurions.

He is now looking forward to bringing the benefit of his experience to Wolves next year.

“I’m excited to have signed for Warrington for next year," he said.

"It’s a big Super League club and it’s going to be a great challenge for me to bring my experience and have an impact on the team in 2022.

“The chance to continue working with Daryl was a big factor in the move.

"We’ve got a great relationship. I have huge respect for him.

"He allows me to be me and challenges me to be the best that I can be. I enjoy playing under him.

“The Halliwell Jones Stadium is similar to the Jungle with the fans being up close and making for a great atmosphere.

"When 2022 comes I’ll be excited to play there but for now my focus is on finishing the season strongly and enjoying the rest of the year with Cas.”