Wigan Warriors head coach Matt Peet hints at player movements

Wigan Warriors head coach Matt Peet has hinted that some of his players will be heading to Newcastle Thunder as the two clubs partner up in a dual registration agreement.

Talking on the partnership, Warriors Head Coach, Matt Peet, said: “We’ve got a good relationship with Thunder, so they’ll be our partner Club this year.

“The pre-season game is part of that as well as us sharing ideas with Denis (Betts) and Eamon (O’Carroll) about best practice, they will take things from here but also we’ll learn from them.

“I’m sure you’ll see a few of our players playing for Newcastle this year as players like Sam Halsall did last year.

“The way Sam was looked after, it proved to us that Newcastle was a strong Club, a caring Club and one we want to do more with going forward.”

Former Warrior and Newcastle Thunder Head Coach, Eamon O’Carroll, is equally pleased with the partnership: “Certainly for us the quality of players that we may be able to bring in from Wigan, I saw that today from people who have just joined the first team, they’re learning every day and they’re around good players.

“From our point of view, we offer the opportunity for the players to still remain in a full-time environment and also the opportunity for them to get out of this environment with some exposure to a different setting.”

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