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Martin Offiah’s son snubs Wigan Warriors to sign three-year deal elsewhere

Martin Offiah playing for Wigan Warriors

Tyler Offiah, son of Great Britain legend Martin Offiah, has reportedly turned down a move to Wigan Warriors, instead signing for a Premiership rugby union side.

Martin played 159 games for Wigan Warriors, scoring a remarkable 186 tries in that time, and also spent time at Widnes, London Broncos and Salford City Reds, as they were then known.

During his time with Wigan, he won five league titles, four Challenge Cups and the World Club Challenge, after signing for a then-world-record fee.

For Great Britain, he played 33 games, scoring 26 tries.

His likeness is part of the Rugby League Monument at Wembley Stadium, and was inducted into the Rugby League Hall of Fame in 2013.

He’s undoubtedly a rugby league great, but it seems that his son will instead go down the path of rugby union.

According to The Telegraph, Tyler rejected Wigan Warriors, as well as union sides Leicester, Gloucester and Sale, to sign for Bath Rugby on a three-year deal.

He had previously trained with Wigan Warriors, and is currently part of a regional academy which was formed after London Irish’s demise.

He played for England’s union under-18s at a Six Nations showcase event earlier this year, starring on the wing.

Speaking to The Telegraph, he revealed some lofty ambitions: “One of my aims is to be better than Dad.

“Yes, that’s definitely a driver for me.

“I’m definitely very ambitious, I’ve got all my goals written down in a journal.

“They include playing for the senior England side, going on a British and Irish Lions tour, and becoming the highest try-scorer in Premiership history.”

Tyler played rugby league for Richmond Warriors when he was younger, and didn’t rule out a future cross-code move.

He said: “I watch a lot of NRL games and I’m a Brisbane Broncos fan, so if that’s ever an option in the future then it’s definitely something I would consider.”

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  1. John

    April 10, 2024 at 10:45 am

    Whether he chooses League or union, he obviously has a similar size ego to his dad.

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