Kurt Gidley: Warrington Wolves sign Newcastle Knights captain

Kurt Gidley
Kurt Gidley played in the World Cup in 2008 for Australia

Warrington have signed utility player Kurt Gidley from Newcastle Knights for next season on a one-year deal.

The 32-year-old has spent his whole 15-year career at Newcastle, making over 230 appearances in the NRL, and has 12 caps for Australia,

Gidley, who has played at full-back, half-back, centre and hooker, has also played 12 times for New South Wales in the State of Origin series.

"I've had Super League in the back of my mind for a few years now," he said.

"It was probably after Andrew Johns played at Warrington and he gave it a glowing report for his short stint," Gidley told BBC Radio Merseyside.

His older brother Matthew, 37, has spent time in England with a four-year stint at St Helens between 2007-10.

"He will bring some of the big-game experience," said Wolves head coach Tony Smith.

"We are delighted to be bringing some more experience in, particularly into our backline to help guide us around."