8 May 2014

Warriors confirm Hoffman signing

11:26 am on 8 May 2014

The Warriors have confirmed the signing of Melbourne Storm back rower Ryan Hoffman on a three-year contract to the end of the 2017 NRL rugby league season.

The former Kangaroo and current New South Wales State of Origin forward will become the Warriors' most experienced player when he joins the club at the end of 2014.

He has played in four of the Storm's five grand finals in the last eight seasons - missing the fifth in 2008 through injury.

Hoffman returned to the NRL in 2012 after a one-year stint in the English Super League.

While his experience is immense Hoffman, at 30-years-old, is no spring chicken and the Warriors are banking on the Origin rep maintaining his high standards in the latter part of his career.

It's a little-known fact Hoffman has previously lived in New Zealand.

He did his intermediate school years in Wellington when he moved to the Capital with his family after his father was transferred through his work.