Wigan Warriors Rugby General Manager, Kris Radlinski said; “I see this as a real chance for both clubs to work together for the benefit of rugby league across the Borough of Wigan, as a Club we can benefit in a number of ways which includes the opportunity for some of our players to gain vital first team football at Championship level. For Leigh this provides an enhanced squad for them to choose from with up to 5 players at any one time available via the dual registration or through the loan system format. Leigh has a great position within the game and both parties are keen to ensure each Club still retains its individual structures and identity.”
"Across the borough of Wigan"? Hmmm!
"Or through the loan system"? No age limit in the loan system that I know of!
Maybe time to get your fedora cleaned for the cricket season Phil?
Some pretty clear risks there, Leigh being a hotbed of the amateur and schools game that no doubt Wigan would love to raid even more than they already do. This might even give them a helping hand with resources so to do!
Its also a concern that the limit on the number of dual registered players has steadily crept upwards, so there's "only" an increase of another 2 needed to make half a side.....drip, drip, drip.....
At least there has been a big response from Leigh supporters to the effect that they are keen to see the identity of the club protected. We will see what happens next.
Is Chairman Mo about to get his wish after all? I really do hope not, but its starting to look that way.