Wolves face battle to retain Davis

Warrington Wolves face a fight to keep Matt Davis, with several rival clubs chasing his signature.

The Wire utility is off-contract at the end of the year and has attracted interest from Catalans and Hull FC, with the Dragons in particular thought to be big admirers of the Leicester-born player.

Warrington are keen to keep the 23-year-old, who has proven to be good value for money for Steve Price since joining the club from London Broncos in 2019, making 23 appearances and playing his part in their Challenge Cup Final victory last year.

His performances suggest he will command a substantial pay rise from his existing deal and other clubs are willing to make that move, leaving Warrington in danger of losing him next year.

Formerly on the books of rugby union club Leicester Tigers as an Academy player, Davis discovered Rugby League in his late teens and ended up with the Broncos in 2017, quickly emerging as one of the Championship’s brightest talents.

Warrington soon came calling and now others have come to appreciate his talents.

He is one of several players off-contract at the Wolves next season, with Ben Currie, Dec Patton and Jason Clark all at the end of their existing contracts.