TAYLOR Prell believes the non-stop action of rugby league will suit him after he switched codes to join Wolves.
The 20-year-old winger joined the club initially on trial before signing a two-year deal which sees him link up with The Wire’s first team.
He has already made his debut for Lee Briers’ reserve side and played on dual registration for partner club Rochdale in their 42-18 home loss against Sheffield Eagles on Good Friday.
Prell, who has represented England at under 18s and under 20s level during his union days, says he is excited by the opportunity he now has in the 13-man code.
“I was coming to the end of my contract at Yorkshire Carnegie and I was looking for a new challenge,” he said.
“I’d watched league games quite a bit when I was younger and it’s just non-stop and very exciting. That’s what attracted me to it.
“You’re always involved in some way in league, whereas union can get a bit boring sometimes with the scrums and lineouts.
“I felt my style of play would suit league so I asked my agent to find me a Super League club.
“Once I knew Warrington wanted to bring me in on trial, I knew that’s where I wanted to go.
“The lads have made me feel very welcome and it’s made the settling in process a very easy one for me.”
Prell, who appeared more than 30 times for Yorkshire Carnegie’s first team, played his first ever game of rugby league for Wolves’ reserve side at Hull FC on March 25.
He had scored four tries by half time, but the wideman thinks that may have been “beginner’s luck” and says he still has a lot to learn.
Having had regular conversations with Wire boss Tony Smith, Prell believes playing a Super League game in 2017 is not beyond him.
“Some of the technical things are still coming to me. I’ve been playing union since I was five so they are hard habits to get out of,” he said.
“The tackling is a bit different, you have to make sure you roll away in union whereas you keep hold of them for a bit longer in league.
“These are things I’ll pick up in time. Tony has said he’s pleased with how things are going but he won’t play me until I’m ready. I know I need to be patient.
“It would be brilliant if I could get a run out for the first team this season and, further down the line, I want to represent England. That’s every player’s dream.”
Smith also urged patience when it came to Prell’s development but says the youngster has “the raw materials” needed to star in Super League.
The Wire boss says the club need to “teach the game” to Prell, which may involve more outings for Rochdale and the reserves.
“We threw Taylor into a reserve grade game in the first week of his trial,” he said.
“He scored four tries and showed he’s got the raw materials to make a good rugby league player.
“He’s a fan of the game and has watched a lot of league growing up. Some of the rules and tactics don’t come naturally just yet so there is a learning process for him to go through.
“We hope to get him out to Rochdale on dual registration a few times in the next week or two. He’s got some really good signs with his speed, strength and awareness.
“We need to teach him the game, once he’s cracked that I’m sure he’ll get a crack at Super League.”