In the last year Toby King has starred for Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and Huddersfield Giants.
Since signing a long term deal, his career has been something of an enigma.
But it seems his future is now resolved with Warrington Wolves revealing that he will return to the club after his loan with Wigan.
The 27-year-old centre progressed through the club’s Academy ranks, making his debut in 2014 and has since scored 52 tries in 138 appearances for the Wire.
King joined Huddersfield Giants on loan for the second part of the 2022 campaign before a season-long loan with the Warriors this year. He has scored 10 Super League tries this campaign and started for England in the mid-season test against France in April.
The centre will rejoin his Wire teammates when pre-season training begins in November under new Head Coach Sam Burgess.
Warrington Wolves Director of Rugby Gary Chambers said: “We are delighted to welcome Toby back to the club.
“During the past couple of seasons he will have amassed a wealth of knowledge from being involved in different environments which can only be beneficial to himself and the club.
“He returns to us at the peak of his physical capabilities. Sam and the staff are looking forward to working with him and are excited to see what he can bring to the team for the 2024 season.”
The centre joined Wigan after a loan spell at Huddersfield in 2022 and has played in all but one game in 2023, a total of 27 games scoring 11 tries – including a memorable try sealing a win against St Helens in front of 24,275 fans at the DW Stadium on Good Friday.
Chief Executive Kris Radlinski said: “We tried really hard to extend Toby’s stay at Wigan. We had a deal agreed with Warrington in principle but then the salary cap rules changed for 2024 and as such, Toby became a valuable asset to the Wolves being a homegrown talent. It is perfectly within their gift to recall Toby.
“I vividly remember Matt and myself meeting Toby at his manager’s house before the start of the season. Matt was incredibly honest with Toby about where he felt his game was at and how he was going to get the best out of him. Toby took everything on board and delivered on his promises. He has committed himself wholeheartedly to the Wigan club and he will always have friends here. If there is a blueprint of how a season-long loan should be fulfilled, the way that Toby and the club have executed it should be replicated.
“Toby will leave with heritage number #1127 and he will be remembered for having an outstanding season in 2023. Who knows, he may return someday. I would like to thank Warrington for their assistance in making it happen.”
Head Coach Matt Peet said: “Toby has been a pleasure to work with and the players and staff are going to miss him and his family.
“I’d like to wish him all the best for his future on and off the field.”