The twists and turns in the future of Wigan Warriors man Bevan French

Bevan French has lit up Super League for the past few seasons after making the move to the Wigan Warriors back in 2019.

His electrifying pace and eye for a gap has been a constant thorn in Super League sides during that time and his prowess was once more on show in the Warriors’ big win over Salford Red Devils.

With a hat-trick in the bank, French was asked by Sky Sports pundit Jenna Brooks where his future lie beyond 2022 and he admitted he will now be thinking about that during his week off.

“I’m not too sure all I wanted to do was get past the Challenge Cup and that was my main goal,” French said on Sky Sports after the game.

“I just want to focus week by week and the cup is out the way now and I feel like I’m getting back to full fitness.

“I’ve got a week off now and that will be a good time to think about it.”

His head coach, Matt Peet, spoke about the issue straight after that win, too, stating: “We love Bevan and we’ve made it clear he wanted to stay.

“I speak regularly with Bevan about his future but we want our players to achieve their ambition but Bevan’s long-term ambition is in the NRL but as long as we want to keep him we want to give him to the platform.”

With French being linked with a move to Hull FC, head coach Brett Hodgson was also asked about whether the Australian fullback would be heading for the MKM Stadium in 2023.

“I appreciate you do have to ask but I hope you appreciate that I’m not going to deal with speculation on any player, let alone at our club or somewhere else,” Hodgson told Hull Live.

“We are in the market for a number of players, we will also have some of our players potentially not here beyond this contract. That’s part of the job.”

With Hodgson refusing to comment on the rumours and Peet outlining his desire to see French stay, there are still many twists and turns to play out before the livewire’s future is sorted.

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