Lee Briers to leave Wigan Warriors to make sensational move

Lee Briers is to leave Wigan Warriors to make a sensational move at the end of the season.

Briers will take up an opportunity with the Brisbane Broncos in the NRL for the 2023 season.

Briers joined Wigan in October 2021 as part of the Club’s new Coaching Team and has had a significant impact since.

Warriors Executive Director, Kris Radlinski, said: “Lee came to see myself and Matt a few days ago in a fairly emotional state. He said that a dream move to Australia has come up for him and he feels as though he can’t turn it down. In our original meeting with him many months ago, he stated that the NRL was a dream and we knew that if an opportunity came up, we wouldn’t stand in his way.

“In a short space of time, the Club and Lee have had an impact on each other. Lee has embraced the town, the fans and the players and staff. He brings great energy and enthusiasm to work every day. His passion for Rugby League is unique.

“When Lee first told me, I was sad as I know the impact that he has had on the Club. When I reflected further, I was happy for Lee. When somebody achieves their dream, you have to put self-gratification to one side. I am glad Lee came to Wigan, it has been a joy to watch him work. Now, he has a job to do in the next few months. I am sure every Wigan fan will join me in thanking him and wish him the very best of luck. Lee will continue to be a great ally for us on the other side of the world.

“I do not feel as though Lee’s journey with Wigan is over and the way he has conducted himself over his time tells me that he will one day return.”

Head Coach, Matt Peet, added: “Lee has made a really positive impact on the Club since he joined us, not just with his knowledge and his Coaching expertise, but most importantly, him as a bloke.

“I’m sad to see him go and to see his family go but I’m also really pleased for him to get this opportunity, I know it’s an ambition that he’s had for a long time.”

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