The Warriors have today officially confirmed Kiwi captain Adam Blair’s signing on a three-year contract from next season.
Boasting a 266-game NRL career, Blair joins an impressive list of Kiwi captains who have played for the club including Dean Bell, Stephen Kearney, Duane Mann, Matthew Ridge, Quentin Pongia, Stacey Jones and Ruben Wiki as well as his long-time New Zealand team-mate Simon Mannering.
"Securing Adam is critical to our quest for much-needed improvement from next year," said Warriors CEO Cameron George.
"He’s a proven leader on and off the field who sets the kind of example we want all our players to aspire to, the epitome of the professional athlete who demands the highest of standards highlighted by an ultra-competitive attitude."
Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney has worked closely with Blair as Kiwi coach and also as an assistant coach at Melbourne from 2006-2010 and at Brisbane in 2015 and 2016.
"Adam is a wonderful example of how a player should go about his business in the NRL as well as representing his country," he said.
"He has had a tremendous career and he’s going to be a huge asset for the club as we go about lifting our standards across the board."