Zak Hardaker will be a Wigan Warriors player in 2022.
The club announced their squad numbers this afternoon, with Hardaker given the number 3 jersey as he was in 2021.
Wigan also revealed their new home and away kits – an iconic traditional strip that is very easy on the eye.
And, Hardaker was shown modelling the Cherry and White home kit, ending any question of him being at the DW Stadium next season.
Earlier on in the year, the Pontefract-born star moved back home in order to be close to family, with owner Ian Lenagan admitting he was “nervous” about the situation.
Hardaker was told he could find somewhere else in West Yorkshire – with Hull FC and Hull KR ruled out by the Wigan club due to both sides being not much further away from his hometown of Pontefract than Wigan.
Nothing was subsequently found, with speculation dying down to an almost halt – the big reveal of squad numbers and kits today, however, puts it completely to bed.
It’s all about the rebuild for Wigan in 2022, with new head coach Matty Peet taking over from the departing Adrian Lam following the end of the ex-PNG international.
Lee Briers and Sean O’Loughlin have come in as Peet’s assistant as Shaun Wane takes a leadership role to coincide with his England duties.