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Super League forward returns to Wigan Warriors

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The Wigan Warriors academy is one of the most productive in the country. It continues to produce a constant flow of Super League-ready players. This year, a number of Wigan youngsters have left the club on loan to bolster other sides and gain valuable first-team experience.

The Warriors have one of the strongest forward packs in the country, featuring some of the country’s best talent. England Internationals Tyler Dupree and Sam Walters joined the club during 2023 to strengthen an already strong pack. This means that players on the periphery of the first team squad can find it difficult to break into the 21-man squad.

Sam Eseh has recently done just this, having spent time on loan with Castleford Tigers. Back-rower, Tiaki Chan, has recently joined Hull FC in the hope of doing the same, with Matt Peet stating his admiration for how Chan has gone about his time with FC.

Now, another player who has spent time away from the DW Stadium on loan has returned to the club.

Forward returns to Wigan Warriors

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On the same day that the London Broncos announced that Ugo Tison had joined the club for the remainder of the season, they also confirmed that one of Wigan’s youngsters’ loan spells had come to an end. Harvey Makin joined the London Broncos at the end of March.

A statement on the London website confirmed that Makin would return to Wigan.

“The club can confirm that Harvey Makin has returned to Wigan Warriors following his loan spell.

“We’d like to thank Harvey for his efforts and wish him all the best for the future.”

Makin had been set to spend the season on loan at Barrow Raiders, however, that loan spell was cut short to enable Makin to join the Broncos. Wigan face the Salford Red Devils in Super League this weekend. Makin is yet to make his debut for the Wigan Warriors.

Makin looking to step up to Super League

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When Makin joined London, Wigan’s transition coach, John Duffy, explained that the move was a key step in his development, as he looked to make the transition from playing regularly in the Championship to Super League.

Duffy explained, “Harvey has spent around a month with Championship side Barrow, and we would like to put on record our thanks to them for assisting in his journey and development.

“London will provide an opportunity for that next step up which we feel Harvey is up to and we look forward to seeing him develop playing at Super League level.”

Now that he has been recalled by Wigan, it will be interesing to see it he finally makes his Super League debut for the club.

Prior to this season, Makin spent time with London in the Championship, as well as playing five games for Barrow in the 2023 season. He also played once for Oldham, in which he scored a debut try in the Challenge Cup.

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