Wigan Warriors have reportedly made a move to sign former St Helens winger Regan Grace from French Rugby Union club Racing 92.
Wigan have already signed Grace’s former St Helens teammate Luke Thompson for next season.
The Warriors signed the forward on a bumper contract after his departure from Canterbury Bulldogs.
Thompson and Grace played for St Helens in their 2019 Grand Final win with Thompson picking up the Man of the Match.
Grace went on to feature in Grand Final wins in 2020 and 2021. He was arguably St Helens’ most important player in the 2021 season.
But 2022 would be riddled with injuries for the Welsh wizard on the wing resulting in him missing out on a Grand Final farewell prior to agreeing a one year deal with union side Racing 92.
However, according to the Rugby Paper, Grace received offers from a number of rugby league teams including Super League Champions Wigan.
But Grace elected to turn down the offers and is set to remain in the 15 man code for the time being.
After the original announcement about his departure was made last year, Grace was asked by Sky Sports if he would return to the 13 man code.
Grace simply said: “I’m going to go and enjoy myself in Union but you never know what’s going to happen in the future but I know what I’m doing now.”
Grace burst onto the scene in 2017 with St Helens. A product of their academy, he had played rugby union during his youth.
In the Good Friday derby against Wigan Warriors, Grace really caught the eye and by 2018 he had forced 2014 Grand Final winner Adam Swift out of the side and cemented himself as St Helens’ left winger eventually taking the number five shirt.
That jersey would eventually go to Jon Bennison after he scored the decisive try in the Super League semi-final win over Salford Red Devils.
He would then score at Old Trafford as he played an interesting role filling in both at fullback and winger on Grand Final night.
He would be given competition with St Helens bringing in Tee Ritson on loan this year which has been turned into a permanent move this year.