Wigan Warriors missed out on stellar signing

Wigan Warriors were in the hunt for a flying winger earlier in the year, only for the overseas quota to stop them in their tracks.

It was revealed on the Full Eighty Minutes that the Warriors had been hunting former Whitehaven star Lachlan Walmsley, who instead penned a deal at the Halifax Panthers.

At the time, Haven’s CEO Andrew Canavan spoke about the offer made to try and keep Lachlan at the club: “The club has a responsibility to the shareholders and fans to ensure it remains a vibrant going concern. The offer made to Lachlan was an offer that was the very top end of what the club could afford.”

Wigan, of course, have their full quota with the likes of Cade Cust, Abbas Miski, Patrick Mago, Kaide Ellis adding to the likes of Bevan French and Jai Field.

Walmsley did, however, enter into talks with the Warriors, according to the Full Eighty Minutes: “Please tune into Premier Sports and watch the replays on Our League because Lachlan Walmsley is something special and just 23 years of age.

“There’s no surprise that Wigan went in for him, but they couldn’t get him there because they had a full quota and Halifax have signed a very shrewd player.”

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Brad Ward
Brad Ward
9 months ago

“Stellar signing”. That may be the most ridiculous headline I have ever read