Wigan Warriors have announced the signing of centre Dan Sarginson and utility forward Tony Clubb from London Broncos. Sarginson has agreed a two-year contract for seasons 2014 and 2015 with a further option for 2016 ,while Clubb has agreed terms for four years for seasons 2014,2015, 2016 and 2017.
Sarginson joins Wigan with his current contract with Broncos now at an end while Clubb still has one year remaining on his contract with London and Wigan have paid the Broncos an undisclosed fee for his services. Both players will join up with the Warriors in November for the start of pre-season training.
Sarginson is 20 years old and has become a regular in the London side since making his first team debut in 2012 for the Broncos against Gateshead in the Challenge Cup and has gone on to make over 40 appearances for the Super League club. He has also represented the England Under 18 side and is set to make his debut for England Knights in their game against Samoa at Salford City Stadium on Saturday.
Clubb is 26 years of age and has been a regular in the London side since making his first team debut at the age of 18 in 2006 and has made over 150 appearances scoring 47 tries. He has also represented England on four occasions scoring 6 tries between 2008 and 2010.
Wigan Chairman Ian Lenagan said, “We are delighted to announce that both Dan and Tony will be joining us. Dan is a young player we rate highly and is an excellent prospect. Tony is also a player we have admired for some time and has been one of the stand out performers in the London side in recent seasons. The addition of Dan and Tony will add competition for places within our squad for 2014 onwards and I know both are really excited about the opportunity to play for Wigan Warriors.”
Head Coach Shaun Wane commented, “Dan is a young player with lots of potential. He has been playing consistently well in the Broncos team and we know he has the attributes to settle quickly into the Wigan Way. Tony meanwhile is everything I want in a forward, powerful and dynamic. He is hungry for success and possesses great leadership qualities which I am keen to tap in to. I am looking forward to working with both of them, they are great acquisitions to our squad.”
Dan Sarginson added, “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to join the biggest name in the competition and I am really looking forward to this new challenge in my career. I have had a great time with London and I would like to thank everyone who has played a part in helping me to progress and improve me as a player. “
Tony Clubb commented, “I want to take this opportunity to thank London for everything they have done for me, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with them and I have made many great friends. This though is a new exciting chapter of my life signing for Wigan and I couldn’t be happier. I just can’t wait to get started.”
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