Wigan warriors players out of contract at the end of 2023

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Wigan warriors players out of contract at the end of 2023

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Cade Cust, Brad Singleton, Willie Isa, Morgan Smithies, Mike Cooper, Kaide Ellis, Abbas Miski, Ramon Silva, Iain Thornley, Patrick Mago.

https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/ru ... n-25883139

I thought Mago had signed for 3 years??

Need to get Smithies, Cust, Ellis, Mago & perhaps Cooper especially signed up if we can.
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Smithies has got to be the no 1 priority. Why do we let our good players go into the last year of their contracts?

We’ve lost 2 good academy lads because of that. We need to get smarter in our retention. Looking at that list KR is going to be busy this year.
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11 Wigan Warriors players out of contract & are free to move clubs at the end of Super League2023

MOST Super League clubs will have completed their recruitment for the 2023 season, so the majority of the focus is now on retention.

In terms of tying players down, May 1 is the deadline that all top flight clubs look towards because that is when stars can negotiate with other clubs.

For the Wigan Warriors, there are 11 players out of contract at the end of the 2023 season with seven of those having an option for a further year.


Here are all 11: Mike Cooper (option for another year), Cade Cust (option for another year), Kaide Ellis (option for another year), Toby King (loan), Willie Isa, Patrick Mago (option for another year), Abbas Miski (option for another year), Ramon Silva (option for another year), Brad Singleton, Morgan Smithies, Iain Thornley (option for another year).

The name that stands out the most from this list is Morgan Smithies, with Wigan likely to hand the impressive forward a long-term deal following a number of brilliant years in the top flight.

Cade Cust impressed in 2022 in his first season as a Warrior whilst fellow new recruits Kaide Ellis and Patrick Mago will be hoping for more consistency in 2023.

Abbas Miski and Ramon Silva were given limited opportunities last season, but the former did impress Matt Peet when given a chance.


Meanwhile, Mike Cooper’s and Brad Singleton’s experience will be vital moving forward so it wouldn’t be surprising to see those two extended along with a short-term deal for Willie Isa.

Iain Thornley will be wanting to put his injury nightmare in 2022 behind him as he looks to impress enough to be handed a new deal whilst Toby King is on a year’s loan from the Warrington Wolves.

If all goes to plan at the DW Stadium, however, the centre may well extend beyond his current deal.

https://www.totalrl.com/11-wigan-warrio ... ague-2023/
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Isa, Miski and Thornley need to be let go. That should free up some change to help retain other players.
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The only one I would keep is Cust
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Ellis
Isa
Mago
Miski
Silva
Thornley

Could all go based off performances and taking up spots. Thornley might not be awful to keep on a low contract for back up. Miski takes up a pointless quota spot that reagan s could easily fill. Ellis nowhere near good enough unless he goes back to pre punching ban form, isa I can already see getting a 1 year extension because of how liked he is and we already need to recruit another 2 SR for next season, mago needs to get some fitness into him or it’s probably curtains for him and every time I’ve watched silva in the reserves hill and some of the other younger props have outperformed him IMO
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Where's Powell, thought he only got two seasons (this and next), would be really awesome if he signed with Featherstone for 2024
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medlocke wrote: Tue Jan 03, 2023 7:16 pm Where's Powell, thought he only got two seasons (this and next), would be really awesome if he signed with Featherstone for 2024
Straight into the coaching set up moulding brad oneil into a miniature Powell.
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Dreamteam wrote: Tue Jan 03, 2023 7:18 pm
medlocke wrote: Tue Jan 03, 2023 7:16 pm Where's Powell, thought he only got two seasons (this and next), would be really awesome if he signed with Featherstone for 2024
Straight into the coaching set up moulding brad oneil into a miniature Powell.
really hope not
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medlocke wrote: Tue Jan 03, 2023 7:27 pm
Dreamteam wrote: Tue Jan 03, 2023 7:18 pm
medlocke wrote: Tue Jan 03, 2023 7:16 pm Where's Powell, thought he only got two seasons (this and next), would be really awesome if he signed with Featherstone for 2024
Straight into the coaching set up moulding brad oneil into a miniature Powell.
really hope not
I can definitely see him going into the coaching set up when he leaves.
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