Wildcat Fever At the Wolves: Second Player in a week to Join!The Wolves have made moves today to strengthen their pack for the rest of this season and beyond with the signing of Ben Westwood, 20 from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on a two and a half year deal. This will see the young centre commit to the Wolves until the end of 2004. The Wolves secured the services of Ben Westwood in one of the largest deals in the club's history at a cost of ú60,000. Westwood started his rugby career at amateur club, Normanton Knights before signing for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Academy in 1999.Ben made his first appearance as a substitute for the first team that year and went on to make a regular appearance in the squad. Ben has been touted as a 'potential GB player' by his Wakefield and now Warrington teammate Nathan Wood. He has also been rumoured to be a contender for the Yorkshire Origin squad, which is to be announced this Sunday morning. Ben will not play in this weekend's fixture against his former club, due to an agreement between the two clubs, his debut is likely to be London Broncos vWarrington Wolves in Carcassone, France on Saturday 22nd June 2002.Ben is excited to be starting with a new club, "The Wolves came in for me and they offered me a good opportunity to further my Super League career. I felt like a change after spending three and a half years at Wakefield. I am looking forward to getting involved here at Warrington, it seems to be a good set up - coaching and player wise."Head Coach, Dave Plange commented, "We signed Ben because he is a big, strong and an aggressive player who scores tries. He is young and has a bright future ahead of him. I believe he is the next Keith Senior."With the signing of Ben and Nathan Wood on long term contracts I am starting to look to the future of the Wolves over the next couple of seasons. I am looking to Nat and Lee (Briers) to form a good partnership over the rest of this season. We are at present selling the idea of a bright future at Warrington to Lee and he has expressed wishes to stay at the club when his contract runs out at the end of this season. We are now working to make that a reality."
07, Jun, 2002