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Warriors sign Melbourne Storm utility back Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad on two-year deal
Last updated 16:18, October 23 2015
The Warriors have made another addition to their NRL squad for 2016, signing young Melbourne Storm utility Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad on a two-year contract.
It tops off a memorable week for the 20-year-old, who made a try-scoring test debut for the Cook Islands in last Saturday night's 2017 Rugby League World Cup qualifier against Tonga.
Nicoll-Klokstad has scored 16 tries in 37 appearances for the Storm's under-20 side over the past two years and was named Melbourne's under-20 back of the year and also received the Greg Brentnall Young Achievers' Award.
The Auckland-born player will bring backline versatility to the Warriors' squad, given he can play in the halves, centres and fullback, as well as on the wing.
"Charnze is a player we've been interested in for a while," said Warriors recruitment and development manager Tony Iro.
"He consistently impressed as an NYC player and now takes the next step up. He gives us an option for a lot of positions and certainly has the potential to become an NRL player."
Nicoll-Klokstad started playing rugby league with Mount Albert, Richmond and the City Newton Dragons where one of his team-mates was 2015 Junior Warriors captain Toafofoa Sipley. The pair will now be team-mates in the Warriors' NRL squad.
His surname provides an interesting back story, with his mother of Cook Islands-Norwegian extraction, while his father is Maori.
Nicoll-Klokstad is the sixth player signed to join the Warriors for the 2016 season, following Kiwi internationals Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Issac Luke plus Ligi Sao, Blake Ayshford, Henare Wells and Jeff Robson.