Adam Mogg will join former Canberra Raiders teammate Andrew McFadden as assistant coach at the Warriors.

Former Queensland State of Origin representative Adam Mogg will join the Warriors as assistant coach for the rest of the NRL season.

Mogg fills the gap left when Andrew McFadden was made head coach last month following Matthew Elliott’s resignation.

Mogg joins incumbent assistant coach Ricky Henry to bring the Warriors’ frontline coaching team back to its previous complement of three.

After a playing career with Parramatta and Canberra in the NRL and Les Catalans Dragons in the English Super League, Mogg has been involved in coaching roles with the Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles and the Redcliffe Dolphins in the Queensland Cup competition.

“Adam and I have links stretching back to our time at Canberra and also when we were both with Les Catalans,” McFadden said.

“Until now he has been helping us behind the scenes in the video analysis area. This is a great opportunity for him to further his coaching career.”

The signing comes as the Warriors prepare to face Mogg’s and McFadden’s old club Canberra at Eden Park on Saturday.

After beginning his NRL career with Parramatta in 2002, Mogg played 96 times for the Raiders across five seasons – 2003-2006 and 2010 – while McFadden had 76 games for the club from 1997-2001.

“I have aspirations as a coach and I’m really excited about having this chance,” Mogg said.

“There’s so much talent at this club and the performances lately, especially against the Storm, have shown what the side is capable of.”