Vaughan wish before Wire move – TotalRL.com | Rugby League Express

PAUL VAUGHAN has promised he still has “a lot more to give” ahead of his move to Warrington Wolves from next season.

The club last week confirmed the signing of Vaughan, a former Australia international and State of Origin star for New South Wales, on a two-year contract for 2023 and 2024.

The 31-year-old striker has played nearly 200 games in his career for NRL clubs Canberra Raiders, St George Illawarra Dragons and Canterbury Bulldogs, leaving after just one season to join Warrington.

Vaughan stressed he would come to the Super League with “good intentions” to play at the top of his game.

“I was extremely lucky with my NRL career and always wanted to come and test myself in the UK,” he explained.

“I played in a World Cup in England in 2013 (with Italy) and I always said to myself that if I had the opportunity to play there, I would like to take it.

“I’m about to play my 200th game here and I feel like I still have a lot to give with my football.

“I come with very good intentions to do my best.

“I’m my toughest critic and I like to get the best out of myself week in and week out.”

Warrington have now announced three front-row signings for next season, with Vaughan following Catalan Dragons pair Gil Dudson and Sam Kasiano, while Thomas Mikaele has only recently signed from the Wests Tigers.

“We’ve talked a lot about size and being a formidable pack and we’ve been working hard to put that in place for next season,” Wolves manager Daryl Powell said.

In a busy week at Wolves, Josh Charnley’s departure to Leigh Centurions ended with the winger on loan for the rest of the season before agreeing a permanent deal.

Toby King has joined Huddersfield Giants for the rest of 2022 on a loan swap deal, with new England international Jake Wardle coming to the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Jason Clark will leave at the end of the year, signing with Limoux Grizzlies in France when his Warrington contract expires.

There is, however, a longer future at the club for Connor Wrench and Josh Thewlis, with the young full-backs both signing new deals.

Wrench has been committed to the club until 2025 while Thewlis is now under contract with Warrington until the end of 2026.

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