Newcastle Knights skipper Kurt Gidley has announced he’s signed a one-year contract with the Warrington Wolves in the English Super League.
The Newcastle local has played 236 NRL games, in a career spanning 15 years.
Gidley also boasts an impressive representative track record, including 12 appearances in the NSW State of Origin and 12 for Australia.
“I have been lucky, to grow up in Newcastle, to have my family’s support and to play for this great Club,” he said.
The 32-year-old says the decision to leave was a difficult one.
“I have felt sad about leaving, I have felt excited about a new challenge but I am mostly relieved that I have reached the stage of making this decision.”
“It was a tough one. Newcastle people have been great; they are very supportive, both in good times and in bad,” he said.
Gidley starts his contract with the Wolves in 2016.
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