14 Sep 2015

Warriors sign new centre

6:25 pm on 14 September 2015

The Warriors have signed experienced centre Blake Ayshford on a two-year contract deal for the 2016 and 2017 National Rugby League seasons.

The 27-year-old Ayshford has played 124 National Rugby League games the bulk of which were for the West Tigers between 2009-2013.

For the past two seasons he has been with the Cronulla Sharks.

The Warriors coach Andrew McFadden said Ayshford had all the qualities the club was after as it continues to overhaul its NRL squad.

Warriors new signing Blake Ayshford.

Warriors new signing Blake Ayshford. Photo: Photosport

"We're undergoing a thorough process of reshaping our NRL squad for next year and beyond," he said.

"While we're always seeking to create depth and competition, we have also identified the need for more experienced and durable players with the level of professionalism we're after.

"Blake will bring those qualities to the club. He has been on the NRL scene for several seasons now and has demonstrated just what we need from our signings."

While he has predominatly played at centre Ayshford also has some experience at on the wing, at standoff and loose forward.

He played in two finals campaigns with the Tigers in 2010 and 2011 including the play-off the Vodafone Warriors won 22-20 en route to making the 2011 grand final.

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