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Wigan Warriors star joins shock club

Wigan Warriors star Iain Thornley has officially joined Wakefield Trinity.

Born in Wigan, Thornley made his mark with Wigan Warriors in his youth and got selected for the England Academy. 

Iain has been a regular in the Wigan set up over his two spells with his hometown club. 

Wakefield Trinity fans will be eager to see what Thornley brings to the team next season. His history of delivering and his versatility as both a centre and winger make him a great addition to the Trinity lineup.  

New Head Coach Daryl Powell will be looking to utilise Thornley’s experience as they seek to make an impact in the Championship.

New Head Coach Daryl Powell said: ‘I am delighted that Iain Thornley has agreed to join us next season. He is a big powerful centre who has been outstanding for Wigan whenever he has played over the last few seasons. He will add leadership and experience to what is be going to be an exciting backline.’

Speaking on his departure, Iain Thornley said: “I would like to say a massive thank you to everybody at Wigan Warriors for the past two years – the coaching staff, the players, the fans and everyone who works behind the scenes at the club. 

“To be able to be part of Wigan Warriors again and be part of winning trophies are memories that me and my family will remember forever and we are truly grateful.”

On Iain Thornley, Chief Executive Kris Radlinski said: “We would like to express our gratitude to Iain for his time with the Warriors. Working with him has been an absolute pleasure. 

“Despite facing some unfortunate setbacks, his conduct on a daily basis has been commendable. Winning championships isn’t solely about the 17 players who wear the jerseys; it also depends on those who contribute to creating a better environment.”

He added: “Iain certainly belongs to this category. His significant role in our 2022 Challenge Cup victory, despite a serious knee injury, is a testament to his dedication and commitment to the club. Thanks again Iain and good luck.”

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