Rugby League - Morley to end career at Salford

Veteran England forward Adrian Morley will end his career with his hometown club after confirming a move to Salford for 2014.

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Rugby League - Morley to end career at Salford

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Adrian Morley will leave Warrington at the end of the season to join Salford

Morley will leave Warrington at the end of the season to link up with Brian Noble under the revolution at the Salford City Stadium being planned by new owner Marwan Koukash. Koukash made Morley one of his first targets in his attempts to turn around the fortunes of Super League's bottom club, where the former Leeds and Sydney Roosters forward signed a one-year deal.

The 36-year-old prop said: "The decision to leave was not an easy one, but I am very proud of my Salford roots and felt the time was right to finish my career at the club I supported as a young boy."

He added: "However, there is still a lot of rugby to be played and so I will be more determined than ever to make 2013 a memorable season for the Warrington Wolves."

"I have had seven great years at Warrington and memories that will last a lifetime. Not only will I leave with winners medals but, more importantly, with friendships that will last forever."

Noble, who signed Morley on a short-term deal for Bradford in 2005, is delighted to secure the services of the most capped England player, who remains a member of Steve McNamara's elite training squad.

"Adrian Morley is an outstanding legend in the game and I am thrilled we have attracted a player of his standing to Salford for next season, " Noble said. "He brings with him a great example culturally, he has a lot of juice left in the legs and he has an emotional attachment to Salford.

"Adrian plays to a very high standard and it is a bonus to the fans that he is one of their own.

"Adrian is both a world-class person and player. He is a great communicator and knows what he wants after his life playing the game is finished. Going forward he is a fantastic ambassador for the game, never mind Salford."

Morley is Salford's second signing in 48 hours following the capture of Melbourne Storm's Kiwi centre Junior Sa'u, and Koukash has promised up to six more high-profile recruits for 2014.

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