Wigan Warriors’ Bevan French has reportedly signed a huge two-year deal, but where?
Fox Sports is reporting that the Australian flyer will be a Newcastle Knights player in 2023 and 2024 after reportedly signing a two-year deal to return to the NRL following a majorly successful spell in Super League.
The Daily Telegraph’s Dave Riccio ‘revealed’ the deal, stating on SEN Radio: “Footy fans would know Bevan having spent his NRL career so far at Parramatta over to Wigan in the Super League,” Riccio said.
“Just a try-scoring machine. He’s an exciting player and a good pick-up for the Knights.”
French has established a reputation for himself as one of the best players in the competition and has already broken a record for the most tries scored in a game with seven against Hull FC earlier in the season.
Despite being a fullback by trade, French has nailed down a starting spot on the wing for the Warriors and has certainly made his mark on the UK’s greatest rugby league competition.
Wigan have made no secret of their desire to keep the Australian star and had tabled ‘a mega’ offer to keep the 26-year-old after such a blistering run of form.
The Warriors do still have Jai Field in their team, meaning that there is still an incredible one-off talent in the ranks at the DW Stadium, but Wigan will certainly have wanted to keep both especially with their relationship blossoming on and off the field.
In terms of other recruitment and retention, centre Jake Bibby is expected to leave the club whilst a decision is still yet to be made on stalwart Tommy Leuluai who is out of contract at the end of 2022.
James McDonnell will be heading for the Leeds Rhinos after spending most of this season on loan at the Leigh Centurions, but Wigan have already snapped up Warrington Wolves forward Mike Cooper.