Wigan Warriors make surprise signing with Warrington Wolves star as Matt Peet builds Super League 2023 squad

Warrington Wolves centre Toby King will join another Super League club for 2023 – but it will not be the Huddersfield Giants.

The 26-year-old will join the Wigan Warriors for the start of pre-season after penning a loan deal from Warrington Wolves.

Starting at Meltham All Blacks ARLFC, King was scouted by Warrington and went on to sign for the club’s Academy. He made his first team debut in 2014.

After playing in three Final defeats, the 6ft 2 centre tasted victory for the first time in the 2019 Challenge Cup Final when he featured for the Wolves in their win over St Helens at Wembley.

After a stand-out 2020, King was recognised with a place in the Super League Dream Team and was also drafted into Shaun Wane’s England train-on squad for the World Cup.

Younger brother of George who plays for Hull KR, Toby has represented Ireland once and has also played for England Knights three times.

After scoring 52 tries in 138 appearances for Warrington, he joined his hometown club Huddersfield Giants midway through the 2022 campaign and has since made seven appearances whilst on loan there.

On signing for Wigan in 2023, King said: “I’m really excited to meet everyone involved at this prestigious Club and compete at the very top for some trophies.”

Head Coach, Matt Peet, said: “We look forward to getting the best out of him. It’s an area we were looking to strengthen and it’s an opportunity for us and for him.

“It’s an opportunity that is exciting – getting him back firing. He’s a genuine centre, competes hard and combines size and pace with good ball skills. Players here who have played with him with England Knights speak highly of him and he comes here with strong references from Lee Briers, Mike Cooper and Jack Phillips.”

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