Luke Yates, a former forward for the Newcastle Knights has inked a new contract that will see him remain overseas in the Super League competition.

Captaining Huddersfield Giants for the past three seasons, Yates is confirmed to be joining Warrington Wolves on a two-year contract beginning in the 2025 NRL season.

Set to play under Sam Burgess, Yates played 25 first-grade matches with the Newcastle Knights between 2017 and 2018 after coming through their junior ranks.

A former U20 NSW Blues representative, he has also spent time with the London Broncos and Salford Red Devils.

“The opportunity for me to come and play for a club like Warrington with Sam Burgess as Head Coach is massive for me," Yates said after agreeing to the deal.

“Sam was someone I idolised when he played NRL and to have the opportunity to work and learn from someone like him was a big factor.

“I'll look to lead by example with my work ethic and how I go about my business. I want to contribute to success there from next season.

“I'm excited to get amongst it with the club and to play in front of the Warrington fanbase next year.”

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Only 29, Yates has made a name for himself in the Super League, and the new contract means it will be hard to see him returning to Australia anytime soon - he is likely to play out the remainder of his career overseas.

“Luke is an outstanding player who has been one of the comp's most consistent and hard-working forwards for a number of years," Warrington Wolves coach Sam Burgess added.

“He will bring great quality and leadership to our pack and I'm excited to work with him next season.”