WARRINGTON Wolves have boosted their squad with ‘experience and leadership’ by confirming the signing of Sam Powell from Wigan.

The 31-year-old hooker or half-back, who has penned a two-year deal, becomes The Wire’s sixth recruit for 2024, joining Lachlan Fitzgibbon, Rodrick Tai, Zane Musgrove, Brad Dwyer and Wesley Bruines as new arrivals at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Wire head coach Sam Burgess said: “Sam brings great depth to our squad and is a proven winner.

“His leadership will be great for the players and the club over the next two seasons.”

Powell is a three-times Grand Final and League Leaders’ Shield winner over 12 seasons with his hometown club Wigan.

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He appeared off the bench in Wigan’s Grand Final win against Catalans Dragons at Old Trafford last month.

That was his 284th appearance in a career that also saw him lift the World Club Championship in 2017 when Warriors defeated Cronulla Sharks.

Powell’s signing was officially announced at the club’s exclusive kit launch in Warrington town centre tonight.

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Wolves director of rugby Gary Chambers added: “Sam brings a wealth of experience with him to the club.

“He’s a quality individual who will assist in driving standards. To have a player who has achieved what he has in the game, and who was held in such high esteem at Wigan, can only prove beneficial to us at the Wolves.”