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Rodrick Tai joins Super League

PNG LNG Kumuls and SP PNG Hunters center Rodrick Tai has signed a one-year contract with the Warrington Wolves from 2024, with the option of a further year in the club’s favor. He is the second new recruit of Warrington’s incoming head coach, Sam Burgess.

The 24-year-old from Mt Hagen made his Host Plus debut last year and spent time this season in an NRL environment with the Dolphins early this year.

According to Lover Rugby League, upon joining Warrington, Tai said: “I’m very excited. It’s a huge move for me to be joining a great club in Warrington.

“Sam (Burgess) called me and said there’s an opportunity. Even his calling was huge for me! I’m looking forward to giving my all in pre-season, working hard, and playing my part next year.

“During the World Cup with PNG we stayed in Warrington so there’ll be some familiarities there for me. It was a great experience for us Kumuls and myself, and my family can’t wait to come back over to the town.”

Sam Burgess is also reported to be ‘excited’ over the new signing of Rodrick Tai.

“I’m very excited that Rodrick is joining us at Warrington.

“He has been fantastic in the Queensland Cup this year and also when representing PNG in recent


Wire director of rugby Gary Chambers added: “With Rodrick, we’ve got an explosive and dynamic

center who can break lines and is a threat with the ball.

“He’s played at the international level and to get someone of his caliber coming to us at the right age is going to add the right value to what we’re building. He’s an exciting proposition for us.”

Tai will become the third Papua New Guinean international to have played for Warrington, following in the footsteps of John Wilshere and Tom O’Reilly.

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