Shaun Berrigan is set to be reunited with former Brisbane Broncos teammates Brett Seymour and Joel Moon at the Warriors in 2011 after gaining an early release from English Super League club Hull.
Berrigan, a veteran of 14 Tests for Australia, is seen by the Warriors as the replacement for hooker Ian Henderson who has signed with French club Catalans Dragons.
A number of factors contributed to Berrigan’s decision to leave Hull 12 months early after three seasons and 74 top- grade matches for the Yorkshire club.
Following the death of his father Barry Sr in 2009, Berrigan has been keen to be closer to his mother who lives in Brisbane.
Hull also have an excellent young hooker in Danny Houghton, a local junior who played Super League for much of 2010 when Berrigan was restricted by injury.