Ex-Wigan Warriors man and Leeds Rhinos target’s next destination reportedly revealed

This morning Wests Tigers revealed that Oliver Gildart had been released from his contract.

The former Wigan Warriors and England centre was contracted to the club for 2023 after signing a multi-year deal with the club following his Wigan exit at the end of 2021.

However, things didn’t go as Gildart planned with the centre playing just eight games for the club.

This resulted in rumours that he could join Leeds Rhinos mid-season before he made the switch to Sydney Roosters for the rest of the 2022 season.

It was thought that Gildart could remain with the Roosters in 2023, though that is now unlikely.

Gildart of course has again been linked with a move to Leeds Rhinos with them needing a centre following the loss of Liam Sutcliffe and Zak Hardaker. With the Rhinos using up all their quota spots with the signing of Sam Lisone, Gildart would be an ideal signing.

Meanwhile, Warrington Wolves have also been a rumoured destination for the centre in 2023.

However, reports down under are confirming perhaps the longest held rumour about Gildart with the Courier Mail stating that Gildart will be joining the NRL’s newest club the Dolphins in 2023 linking up with former England coach Wayne Bennett under whom Gildart announced himself to the world with a world class try against New Zealand in 2018.

Kristian Woolf of St Helens who enjoyed a few battles with Gildart is also at the club.

Beloved Australian commentator Andrew Voss who is in England for the World Cup seems excited by the prospect:

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