FORMER Otley loanee Luther Burrell has signed a rugby league contract with Warrington.

The former England rugby union centre played for Otley on loan from Leeds Carnegie from 2007 to 2009.

Burrell joins Warrington from Gallagher Premiership side Northampton and has made more than 150 appearances for the club since joining from Sale in 2012, helping the Saints to a Premiership and European Challenge Cup double in 2014.

The 31-year-old will complete the season at Franklin's Gardens before officially joining Warrington on July 1 on a deal until November 2021.

"My background is predominantly in rugby league as I grew up in the north, in Huddersfield, surrounded by the sport and playing it at school," Burrell said. "It's never really left my blood; I guess my aim was to always try my hand at it one day."