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Wigan Warriors star Bevan French open to NRL transfer

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Wigan Warriors star Bevan French has opened up about the possibility of returning to the NRL.

This question popped up as French and his Wigan teammates prepare to take on the best of the best in the NRL in the World Club Challenge on Saturday.

Speaking to, French admitted his goal is to return to the NRL: “I came over here with the goal of wanting to get back to the NRL one day.

“It’s important, you’ve got to – I guess – pick the right timing as well. If you do go back, it’s sort of your last shot so everything’s got to fall into place, the way you want it to, to be able to do that.”

Wigan Warriors star Bevan French happy to test himself

BBC Challenge Cup coverage

Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors Picture by Allan McKenzie/ – 20/05/2023 – Rugby League – Betfred Challenge Cup Round 6 – Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors – Headingley Stadium, Leeds, England – Wigan s Bevan French is interviewed by the BBC s Mark Chapman & Martin Offiah after his side s victory over Leeds. Leeds Headingley Stadium England

French is excited to test himself against the very best of the NRL for the first time since leaving the NRL: “It’s a great opportunity to test yourself against an NRL premiership team.

“That’s not to say it’s … I’ll probably be more impressed with myself if I stay level-headed and consistent and not get a rush of blood because it’s a NRL premiership-winning team.

“I think that takes a lot more professionalism, to be able to stay on your game plan and stay in the same plan rather than try and stand out from everyone else.

“It’s a great test, just to be able to stick to the things that we want to do – competing on every play and things like that.

“….it’s a good opportunity to test yourself as well. We see what happens from there.”

French admitted he also felt he had to win a Super League title before he could consider a return to the NRL:

“There were things I wanted to tick off here – personal goals, team goals,” he reflected.

“We were yet to win a premiership. It felt like I owed them one. I definitely wanted to get that out of the way.”

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