TRANSFER NEWSNRL clubs reportedly looking to poach Wigan Warriors star

Wardle, an outside back with versatility and experience scoring tries, signed a three-year contract with the Wigan Warriors in 2023.

After graduating from Huddersfield’s Academy, Wardle earned his Club debut in 2016. In the Betfred Super League, Wardle has played for the Warrington Wolves on loan as well as the Huddersfield Giants.

Wardle, who was born in Halifax, is an England international who scored his first try in a 2022 victory against the Combined Nations All Stars. Additionally, he played for the England Knights once, helping them defeat France in 2022.

On the first day of the 2023 Super League, in an away loss to Hull KR, Wardle made his Warriors debut. He went on to make 31 appearances across all competitions and score 16 tries in his first season with the Club.

In 2023, the Center made his debut on the Super League Dream Team.

In addition to earning the Harry Sunderland Trophy for Man of the Match in the 2023 Super League Grand Final, Wardle also won the League Leaders’ Shield and the Super League Trophy in 2023.

NRL clubs gunning for Wigan Warriors centre

According to reports down under, after his controversial heroics in the World Club Challenge, his outstanding campaign in the 2023 Super League season and his England appearances, NRL clubs are chasing Wardle despite the fact he is contracted to Wigan until the end of the 2025 season.

If Wigan allowed Wardle to join his brother in the NRL, it would require a release or a transfer fee of some sort.

Several NRL clubs are reportedly interested in Wardle because they think he’s good enough to play on any backline in the league.

At the end of 2021, Oliver Gildart, a center for the Wigan Warriors, was signed by Wests Tigers, the last team. Gildart had a brief run with Leigh Leopards but is back in Super League action with Hull KR.

Joe, Wardle’s brother, was formerly an Australian player with the Newcastle Knights. He left Leigh Leopards after a successful stint at the Leigh Sports Village, and he is currently at Oldham.

Now, the question is if his younger brother would follow in his footsteps and move to Australia, showing interest in both Bevan French and Jai Field?

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