Super League: Warrington Wolves sign former New Zealand captain Roy Asotasi
Warrington have signed former New Zealand captain Roy Asotasi on a two-year deal from next season.
Last Updated: 02/07/13 9:48am
Front-row forwards Morley and Carvell will both leave the Wolves at the end of the season after agreeing deals with Salford and Bradford respectively.
Asotasi is currently in his seventh season with South Sydney in the NRL, and he will join Warrington on a two-year contract after captaining Samoa in the 2013 World Cup.
Asotasi, who won the NRL premiership in 2004 with Canterbury Bulldogs, was capped 24 times by the Kiwis before switching allegiance to Samoa earlier this year.
"I've been at Souths for seven years and it's now time to experience a bit of a change on the other side of the world in Super League and to experience the culture," Asotasi said.
"With Warrington being a top-three side in the competition who better to join for this opportunity than a team of that quality.
"I'm definitely excited. One door closes, another opens and I'm excited to becoming part of the Warrington team and getting involved with the boys and the fan base."
Warrington coach Tony Smith said: "We are delighted to add such a high-quality player to an already very strong squad. His wealth of experience will be a fantastic addition."
South Sydney chief executive Shane Richardson added: "Roy started the revolution at the Rabbitohs when he signed with us back in 2006 and we will never forget that.
"Roy was the best prop forward in the game at the time and his faith in the vision for the club has led us to where we are heading now.
"Roy has played well over 100 first-grade games for this club, overcome some tough battles with injury, captained the club for a number of seasons and has given 100 per cent every time he's pulled on the red and green jersey.
"Roy is one of our forward leaders and will always be remembered as such and now he has an opportunity to extend his career at a quality English club in Warrington."