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Wigan sign exciting Australian back

Wigan Warriors have confirmed the signing of Australian back Jai Field from NRL side Parramatta Eels. 

The exciting 23-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at the DW Stadium, starting from 2021.

After playing 11 games for St. George Illawarra between 2017 and 2019, he joined Parramatta in 2020 where he made six appearances.

On signing for the Warriors, Field commented: “I am really excited to be joining Wigan. I feel proud to have been given the opportunity to play for such a big club with huge history.

“I have been watching the team from afar in Australia and I am really enjoying it – seeing them play some fantastic rugby. I can’t wait to be a part of it next year and beyond.

“It was great to see the Club win the League Leaders’ Shield on Friday too. I was buzzing for Bevan French, who I’m already mates with.

“I am looking forward to the challenge and I am confident that I can contribute to gain more success for the Club.”

Warriors Head Coach, Adrian Lam, added: “Jai is a player I’ve watched since he was 15-years-old. He’s a very smart rugby league player and another X factor addition to our squad in 2021. His skill levels are as good as any in the NRL.

“I see him as another version of Bevan French – he’s got great footwork and pace and he will add to our attacking flair. He could possibly be the quickest player in Super League next year.”

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