Bevan French and Jai Field have quickly become one of the best double acts Super League has ever seen.
With electrifying pace and incredible skill between them, the pair have lit up the UK top flight in 2022, scoring some wonderful tries and wowing audiences with superb pieces of brilliance.
Whilst Field will be at the DW Stadium until the end of the 2023 Super League season, the same cannot be said of French – just yet.
French is out of contract at the end of this season, but has yet to sign anywhere for 2023 despite pleas from Wigan fans to sign on the dotted line.
Earlier on in the week, Wigan head coach Matt Peet was asked about French’s future after his record-breaking exploits on Friday night when the Australian scored seven tries in 60 minutes and Peet echoed the views of French himself.
French said after the game: “I want to try and sort next year out in the very near future.
“I’ve taken a backstep and allowed my manager to take control of the reins, so I’m sure he’ll do what’s best for me and we’ll take it from there.”
“I’ll reiterate what Bevan said, I imagine it will be the next couple of weeks, but there’s no hard-and-fast line on it,” Peet told Wigan Today.
“Both parties are understanding of one and other and want to get things done quickly.”
Now, it’s been the turn of French’s teammate, Jai Field, to address the potential future of the former.
“I would love for him to stay for what he can do to the side and the Super League and he’s great for the game,” Field told Sky Sports.
“At the end of the day he’s probably going to do what’s best for him and his family at the moment. I’m still not sure what he’s going to do – he keeps his cards pretty close to his chest.”