FORMER Warrington Wolves star Richie Myler will be playing in the Championship next season.

It has been confirmed that the 33-year-old, who turned out for The Wire between 2010 and 2015, has joined York Knights on a one-year deal.

Myler had been turning out for Leeds Rhinos since 2018 and helped them lift the Challenge Cup in 2020 but their signings of Australian stars Lachlan Miller, Brodie Croft and Matt Frawley during the off-season put his game time under threat at either half-back or full-back.

As such, the eight-cap England international has opted to drop down a level to join the Knights.

"I can see the vision that they're trying to achieve here, the goal that they want to get to, I could see how I could play a good part in that and I was really excited about coming in and ripping it with the boys...showing them what I've got," he told the club’s official website.

"We've talked a lot about experience around the game, I've played a number of games at some big clubs so I want to win - that's the ambition of the club.

“That's what I see that I can bring to the team - my experience.

"We've got a young squad full of a lot of talent that if I can nurture and progress the team forward, bringing that professional environment I've been in for a long time.

"I'm looking forward to it."

After joining from Salford in 2010, Myler helped The Wire lift the 2011 League Leaders Shield and the 2012 Challenge Cup while he was also involved in losing Super League Grand Final efforts in 2012 and 2013.

Overall, he scored 81 tries in 144 appearances in primrose and blue before leaving to join Catalans Dragons, with whom he spent two seasons before returning to England with Leeds.