Wolves Swoop for BulldogWarrington Wolves have signed Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldog Leon Felton, 21 on a one-year deal. Felton is a utility player with the ability to play fullback, centre and wing. The 21-year-old Zimbabwean-born player does not count on the import quota because of his Irish grandmother. St Helens signed Leon in October to complete their year due to their injury problems, joining them on trial from Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs towards the end of Super League VI, on recommendation of their new prop, Darren Britt.Felton has had spells with Perth Reds and Melbourne Storm, where his association with Performance Director, Steve Anderson began. Leon played for the Australian Schoolboys in 1997 before moving to Melbourne Storm with Steve where he played for their feeder club, Brisbane Norths. Leon moved to Canterbury Bankstown in 1999, where he played fullback in the 2000 Grand Final First Division match. Leon had several NRL options to consider on returning to Australia including Canterbury Bulldogs before signing for Warrington for 2002.Performance Director Steve Anderson commented on the signing of Leon Felton, "Leon is a versatile player and is comfortable in several positions in the backline. His main attributes are his speed and deception from kick returns. He is a handy acquisition for us in that he can play in several positions and which will add to our depth in the backline."St Helens new prop, Darren Britt played alongside Leon at the Bulldogs stated on the news of Felton signing for the Wolves, "I rate Leon we played alongside each other a lot so I got to know his style of play. He's a young fellow who is developing a good attitude and a good game simultaneously. I reckon he had a bright future in NRL in Sydney, but Leon decided to go for British Rugby instead. I think he will find it difficult at first but he's the kind of bloke who's relishes a challenge. Good luck to him, I'm looking forward to playing against him next season."
01, Nov, 2001