Reports: Wigan Warriors chasing Super League centre

Wigan Warriors are in the hunt for a new Super League centre despite the signing of Toby King.

That’s because, following his release from the Catalans Dragons, Dean Whare has come into the Wigan club’s sights, according to L’independent.

Whare is one of a number of Catalans stars that will leave the French club.

Benjamin Jullien joins him in terms of departures who is set to be replaced by Manu Ma’u. He also confirmed his exit on social media.

Meanwhile, according to L’Independant, Mathieu Cozza, Corentin Le Cam and Romain Franco are set to join them despite the potential of the young French trio.

Michael McIlorum and Arthur Romano are set to stay according to the French publication, but it is time for a major rebuild at the Stade Gilbert Brutus.

It didn’t exactly end the way that head coach Steve McNamara would have wanted after he steered the Dragons to a Grand Final in 2021.

That Grand Final dream, however, ended with Catalans’ loss to the Leeds Rhinos last Friday night.

However, there are set to be further repercussions for the French club with the Rugby Football League set to investigate the incidents at the final whistle.

The first stage was to wait for the reports to come in from the match commissioner and the other officials and now a compliance investigation can commence.

There were unsavoury scenes at the end of the play-off game with Catalans fans seemingly unhappy with the way in which referee James Child officiated the game.

It will be interesting to see how McNamara goes about rebuilding his squad with Soisiua Taukeiaho already signing on the dotted line for 2023.

There were thoughts that the Dragons could have gone after Huddersfield Giants centre Ricky Leutele, but he is thought to be staying in the UK.

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