Rating each club’s transfers: Wigan Warriors

With the 2020 Super League season drawing closer, we continue our look at each team’s transfers.

We conclude with Wigan Warriors, a side who overcame a slow start to finish second in the Super League last season.

In

Jackson Hastings left Salford after helping them to the Super League Grand Final and won the Man of Steel. Credit: Mark Cosgrove/News Images

Kai Pearce-Paul (London Broncos)

George Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs)

Jackson Hastings (Salford Red Devils)

Jake Bibby (Salford Red Devils)

Mitch Clark (Castleford Tigers)

Out

George Williams has won three major trophies at Wigan. Credit: Richard Long/News Images

Jarrod Sammut (Leigh Centurions)

Craig Mullen (Leigh Centurions) (Loan)

Josh Woods (Leigh Centurions) (Loan)

Sam Grant (Swinton Lions)

Tom Davies (Catalans Dragons)

Callum Field (Leigh Centurions)

James Worthington (Oldham)

Samy Kibula (Warrington Wolves)

Dan Sarginson (Salford Red Devils)

George Williams (Canberra Raiders)

Analysis

It has been a winter of change at Wigan so far, with George Williams by far the most high-profile departure as he becomes part of the British spine at Canberra.

He has been replaced with Man-of-Steel Jackson Hastings, who helped Salford reach the Grand Final in 2019. He was certainly a leader for the Red Devils during that run, and it is hoped he can bring this quality to Wigan.

Joining Hastings is his Salford teammate Jake Bibby. The pair often combined well at the Red Devils and it will be interesting to see what they can do when they get the chance.

Bibby could replace Dan Sarginson, who has gone the other way to Salford.

The props have been shaken up by the arrival of George Burgess. The former Dewsbury Moor junior has spent all of his professional career in Australia with the Rabbitohs, where he won one NRL title.

Mitch Clark has also been brought in to add more options for the pack

Overall, you have to say, Wigan have the makings of a really good squad for the new season. There is a good blend of youth and experience there, and they could go far.

Rating

8/10

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