The Warriors are confident Kieran Foran's move to the Auckland rugby league club will help him recover rom his personal problems.
The club has signed the 26 year old Kiwis five-eighth on a one-year contract.
Foran quit the game for personal reasons in July, with the Parramatta Eels granting him a release from his multi-million dollar deal.
Warriors chief executive Jim Doyle concedes Foran is not yet fully recovered.
"It's still a work in progress. He's still heading in the right direction and obviously over the next few months we would expect him to continue on...and make a full recovery and that's obviously a part of him coming here and a change of environment which will certainly help him on that way."
However Doyle admits there is a risk in signing Foran.
"Every player you sign...there's always a risk as to how there performance is going to be. But I've talked to him a lot. He's a pretty special kid and he's obivously had a some dark times recently but he's working his way through that and we're confident he'll be ready to go next year."