GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17: Tyrone Roberts of the Titans passes during the round three NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Parramatta Eels at Cbus Super Stadium on March 17, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Tyrone Roberts signs with Warrington Wolves

The Warrington Wolves have announced the signing of halfback Tyrone Roberts on a three-year deal starting in 2018.

Roberts, 26, signs from a two-year spell at the Gold Coast Titans. He made his first-grade debut in the NRL for Newcastle Knights in 2011 making 97 appearances before the move to the Titans ahead of the 2016 season where he has made 41 appearances. His representative career to date has seen him play for both the NRL Indigenous All Stars and NSW Country Origin.

The renowned goal kicker, Roberts has built a reputation as one of the most dangerous running halfbacks in the NRL; the club had to fight off strong interest from NRL clubs to sign the marquee player.

Roberts said: “I’m very excited to be joining the Warrington Wolves. My family and I can’t wait to get over there and start this new chapter in our lives. I’m excited to rip in and compete for some trophies and meet all the passionate fans.

“I’m also looking forward to working with Steve to help take my game to another level. He’s well respected in Australia as a coach so it’s a great opportunity for me to work alongside him.”

Steve Price, Wolves’ head coach, added: “Tyrone Roberts is a player who I’ve watched closely over the past few years in the NRL. He is a natural football player who loves playing footy in all different conditions. Tyrone has a great understanding of the game. He is a solid defensive player with a very sound kicking game; as well as having had an 82% goal-kicking success rate. A proud family man, with wife Brittany and two young daughters. Tyrone will be a great asset to Warrington Wolves.”

Karl Fitzpatrick, Wolves’ chief executive, said: “The signing of Tyrone is a massive coup for Warrington and Super League. He is a player that has genuine X-factor that will excite the Warrington supporters. We’ve been in discussions with Tyrone and his representative for some time so to finally get this over the line is very pleasing. We had to beat off clubs from the NRL to get Tyrone’s signature, this shows where we are heading and that we are building something special.”

6 COMMENTS

  1. Underrated player and should have stayed in NRL, good luck in UK.

    In other news for Parra fans, Brisbane have signed Troy Dargan which is really disappointing to me, really wanted to see this kid play fg in blue n gold

    • Yeah I heard that too mate, disappointing indeed. He looks to have a promising future. I really think he can push Nikorima for a bench spot later this year.

      On this story I think Roberst still had something to offer in the NRL, but I can see why he has gone to Superleague, where he will get a start in tha halves, not play back up as he would here.

      • shame about Dargan he has a lot of potential and could have led Wenty around again this year. There was also an outside chance he could have made his NRL debut this year if injuries came into play. In all reality though he wouldnt have got much of a chance in NRL fro 2018 and 2019 – Norman and Moses obvioulsy first choice, and if one of them were injured it would be Gutho then Smith – so he would have been 4th choice at best.
        Good luck to him.
        However, Dylan Brown may have a bit more upside to him than Dargan (if managed the right way) so future halves prospect look ok at this early stage.
        Shame about Roberts, he was a decent guy to have as a half or utility – but a 3 year deal as first choice half as opposed to a 1 or 2 year deal as a backup is a better career choice.

  2. He was a good player that could fill a number of potions another underrated player is Bobene Thompson were is he going to end up actually.

  3. WHY!!! The Warriors, Souths, New Castle, Brisbane, Penrith or Gold Coast should have signed him. What a waste!!! Warriors needed him

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