The Newcastle Knights is pleased to announce the signing of English Super League centre Joe Wardle.
Wardle has signed a three-year contract and will join his new teammates at pre-season training as soon as a visa is secured.
The 25-year-old will arrive at the Club from the Huddersfield Giants, where he has played more than 140 games.
“I coached Joe during my time in England and know he will be a great addition to our young squad,” coach Nathan Brown said.
“Joe comes with plenty of Super League experience and adds some real versatility to our squad. He is as comfortable in the second row as he is at centre.”
Wardle had originally agreed to join the Club in 2018, however the release of Jake Mamo to the Giants made way for Wardle to sign for 2017.
“We identified him as a player we wanted at the Club, so we are obviously pleased Joe joins us for next season,” Brown added.
Newcastle Knights 2017 Player Movements
Tyrone Amey (2018), Mitch Barnett (Mid Season: Canberra Raiders, 2020), Jamie Buhrer (Manly Sea Eagles, 2018), Brendan Elliot (Mid Season: Sydney Roosters, 2018), Jacob Gagan (Cronulla Sharks, 2019), Zac Hosking (2018), Tom Hughes (Mid Season: South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2018), Jack Johns (2018), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Sydney Roosters, 2019), Rory Kostjasyn (North Queensland Cowboys, 2017), Peter Mata'utia (Mid Season: St George Illawarra Dragons, 2021), Pasami Saulo (2020), Ken Sio (Hull Kingston Rovers, 2018), Josh Starling (Manly Sea Eagles, 2017), Tom Starling (2018), Anthony Tupou (Wakefield Trinity, 2017), Joe Wardle (Huddersfield Giants, 2020)
Jake Mamo (Huddersfield Giants), James McManus (retired), Robbie Rochow (Melbourne Storm), Korbin Sims (Brisbane Broncos), Tariq Sims (St George Illawarra Dragons), Jeremy Smith (retired), Kade Snowden (retired), Akuila Uate (Manly Sea Eagles)
Cory Denniss (2018), Josh King (2020), Brock Lamb (2018), Dylan Phythian (2018), Nathan Ross (2020), Daniel Saifiti (2020), Jacob Saifiti (2020)
|Off Contract 2018|
Tyrone Amey, Jamie Buhrer, Cory Denniss, JJ Felise, Christian Hazard, Zac Hosking, Tom Hughes, Jack Johns, Brent Naden, Ken Sio, Tom Starling, Luke Yates