Warriors make offer to Travis Waddell

DAVID LONG
Last updated 12:23 24/02/2013

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The Warriors have offered a contract to former Canberra hooker Travis Waddell, who played for the Indigenous All Stars earlier this month.

Waddell was released by the Canberra Raiders at end of last season after 53 games for the club and has been training with Newcastle recently under super coach Wayne Bennett.

He had impressed impressed Bennett and played in the team's trial game against South Sydney a week ago.

But the Warriors appear to have stolen Waddell from under the nose of the Knights.

Waddell was a starting player for the Indigenous All Stars' 32-6 win over the NRL All Stars and was the only unsigned player in either team. It was the fourth time he'd played for the Indigenous All Stars.

Waddell will fill the void in the Warriors created by the injury to Nathan Friend, who is out for the first part of the season because of the need to have an operation on his shoulder to repair nerve damage.

Warriors coach Matt Elliott played Elijah Taylor at hooker for the last two trial games, against Penrith and Brisbane last night.

After the game against the Panthers, Elliott said he was happy with how Taylor went, but was concerned that he was fatigued late in the game and felt that he would need to have someone else of quality to play hooker alongside him.

The options inside the Warriors are Pita Godinet and Alehana Mara and it appears that the club are also looking to add Waddell to the mix. However, the arrival of Waddell could mean Taylor goes to lock and Waddell gets a starting spot.

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