Wigan Warriors have only made two signings for 2023 but for former player Karl Pryce, they might be the final piece of the jigsaw.
The Warriors have brought in centres Jake Wardle and Toby King who in an interesting twist of fate were both wrapped up in a swap loan deal that saw Wardle join Warrington Wolves and King join the Huddersfield Giants though the two clubs couldn’t come to a permanent arrangement and thus both players have joined Wigan.
King joins on loan however whilst Wardle’s switch is permanent.
That said, Pryce believes these two are what Wigan have been missing in recent years:
“I like the signings they’ve made at Wigan. If Wigan have missed anything over the last few years, it’s been classy centres. That’s no disrespect to those who have been there recently, but they have gone and signed two classy centres.
“Jake Wardle is a class player, I don’t know what happened at Huddersfield but they have lost a gem there.
“He is a top player, hopefully he hits the ground running because he is a top player.”
He believes their back division are “electrifying”:
“If you were sat on the wing, like I used to do, you would score some tries. Bevan French and Jai Field are electrifying alone but they have now two classy centres as well as some good halfbacks like Harry Smith.
“It’s been good that he has been given the opportunity to develop and that’s what Matty Peet is all about.”