Ben Murdoch-Masila has completed a move from Salford Red Devils to fellow Super League club Warrington Wolves.
26-year old Murdoch-Masila, who was named in the 2017 Super League Dream Team after his performances helped the Red Devils to a fourth-place finish at the end of the regular season and the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup, moves to the Wolves on a three-year deal for a fee of £175,000.
The New Zealand-born Tongan international joined Salford ahead of the 2016 season and went on to make 60 appearances for the club, scoring 22 tries and developing a reputation of being one of the most dangerous forwards in the competition.
Commenting on his move, Murdoch-Masila said: “It’s an honour to become a part of a club with such great history, I am really excited for what we as a club can achieve in the future. I am really looking forward to hooking up with Steve and the boys and getting stuck in for 2018”.
New Warrington head coach Steve Price said: “Ben is a hell of a ball runner. He’s had a stand-out season this year at Salford earning him a place in the Dream Team. I have watched Ben grow with interest when playing back in the NRL to how he has transformed to today. I see a lot of upside in Ben as to what he can bring to the club and team, and we will look to guide him into becoming an even better player.”
The second row becomes the fourth player to sign for Warrington for the 2018 season, joining Tyrone Roberts, Bryson Goodwin and Sitaleki Akauola.