Wolves Double SigningWarrington Wolves have signed Stuart Reardon from Bradford Bulls and Richie Barnett Junior from Hull FC for the Engage Super League XI season.Stuart, 23 has signed a 3 year deal with the club and will join the team pre-season along with Richie.Richie, 24 a winger has signed a 2 year deal with the club and is expected to bring an intelligent approach to the game combined with his immense speed. Richie signed for Hull from Gateshead Thunder in 2004 after playing two seasons with the club making 33 +1 appearances and scoring 12 tries, the former Leeds Metropolitan University student who has represented Great Britain students, crossed for fourteen tries in seventeen starts and six appearances off the bench. That in it self in a phenomenal strike rate at whatever level you play the game. This season Richie has been on loan to Widnes Vikings playing 4 games and scoring 2 tries to gain invaluable first grade game time.Stuart, a fullback/winger is a Bradford local who signed to the Bulls from West Bowling ARLFC in 2000 and burst onto the scene in 2003 in spectacular style. Covered the full back role in the absence of Mick Withers and his performance in the Grand Final that year earned him the coveted Harry Sunderland Trophy as the Man of the Match. Last season saw him feature mainly on the wing and his performances saw him selected for the Tri Nations Series in which he made an outstanding contribution. He has already represented England 'A' and has been called into the Great Britain training squad. Reardon, who has scored 32 tries in 78 appearances for the Odsal club, had loan spells at Featherstone and Salford earlier in his career but firmly established himself in the Bradford line-up this season.Head Coach Paul Cullen commented on his new duo:"Stuart Reardon - delighted to add another international three quarter to the Club, Stuart has proved that he has the ability to play and win Grand Finals and compete at the highest international level at 23 we believe that his best years are yet to come. "Richie Barnett has tremendous pace and natural instinctive winger, a great physical presence and proven try scorer at only 24 his best years are yet to come."
08, Sep, 2005