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New Wigan Warriors signing leaves door open for NRL return

New Wigan Warriors signing Cade Cust hasn’t closed the door on an NRL return after details of his contract have been revealed.

Cust, who signed a two-year deal with Wigan, will join the likes of Kaide Ellis and Patrick Mago from the NRL as Abbas Miski joins the Warriors from Championship side London Broncos.

And, the halfback explained the clause in his contract that would see him return to Manly if he so desired.

“There is a two-year deal with Wigan, and a third year as a club option. If I am to return back to the NRL, Manly have the first opportunity to negotiate a deal,” Cust told the Manly website.

“I love Manly. That’s where I have grown up and if I do come back to the NRL, that’s an opportunity that we can sort out in the future.”

Cust also highlighted that Wigan would like him to play at halfback, rather than at hooker where he often played in the NRL.

“It’s an opportunity that I’m really excited for. It all happened quite quickly. They reached out and the way they want me to play, to play in the halves and have my running game is something that I think is good for my footy career,” Cust said.

“I think I’ll develop not only as a footy player, but as a person as well.”

Cust added that he was grateful for his time at the Sea Eagles.

“I’m very grateful. I remember as a 16-year-old, I had my mum, dad and pop drive me back and forth from Scone two days a week,” Cust said.

“I’m very grateful I had a chance to play for the club.”

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