Wigan Warriors star Bevan French breaks silence on future

The future of Bevan French is a news piece that has been doing the rounds ever since the opening rounds of the Super League season in 2022.

The Wigan Warriors fullback or winger has been in inspired form this year, linking up fellow flyer Jai Field to incredible effect, scoring 29 tries with Field on 20 and Liam Marshall on 19.

It has truly been incredible to watch French light up the DW Stadium, but the question mark remains over his future despite the Warriors putting in a huge offer for the livewire to stay.

And, following Wigan’s brilliant 30-10 win over reigning champions St Helens last night, French was asked by Sky Sports analyst Jon Wells at the touch screen about where his future lies.

French was coy about the decision, but outlined just how much he loves playing for Wigan – though emphasised that other things were necessary to make his decision.

“I still haven’t come to that conclusion yet,” French said on Sky Sports after the game.

“I’m speaking every day with Matty (Peet) and people in Australia.

“They’ve (Wigan) put together a good package but I think family is quite important, so I’m trying to work ways around that.

“Hopefully (there will be a decision) soon, what I can say is I do love my time here but there are other things I have to look after, too.”

Of course, French has been long linked with a move to the Newcastle Knights in the NRL and with Daily Telegraph writer David Riccio revealing on SEN Radio that the Australian livewire was set to sign a two-year deal with the NRL side.

“Footy fans would know Bevan having spent his NRL career so far at Parramatta over to Wigan in the Super League,” Riccio said.

“Just a try-scoring machine. He’s an exciting player and a good pick-up for the Knights.”

French has established a reputation for himself as one of the best players in the competition and has already broken a record for the most tries scored in a game with seven against Hull FC earlier in the season.

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