Wigan Warriors missed out on Super League deal for flier

There was a time during the 2021 Super League season that one name seemed to be on a number of clubs’ list given his incredible form.

That man was of course Whitehaven’s Lachlan Walmsley, who instead signed for the Halifax Panthers ahead of the 2022 Championship season.

But, a deal with a top flight club was almost signed, according to The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

The podcast, which includes rugby league agent Craig Harrison – or Show Me The Money UK – and Bradford Bulls reporter The Game Caller – revealed that Walmsley almost signed for Wigan Warriors.

The Panthers, however, got their man and he was in scintillating form as Fax put Dewsbury Rams to the sword in a 66-0 win midweek.

However, those on the podcast revealed that Walmsley – an Australian winger – should have a number of suitors following his remarkable form in 2022 so far.

“They’ve (Halifax) got a direct running game, they’ve got support players all over and then Lachlan Walmley who went 80-90 metres with a couple of intercepts,” The Game Caller said.

When I watched him on the scene at Whitehaven you just knew this kid from South Sydney deserves a chance.

“When I spoke to Lachlan in the off-season, the deal with Wigan was that close and Halifax have got a job to keep hold of him because of his performances.”

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