Widdop ‘homesick’ – wants Super League move

Gareth Widdop wants to move to Super League, according to reports in Australia.

According to reports, the England ace is homesick and keen to return to the UK.

The Halifax-born ace has returned down under having spent the off-season back in his hometown. However, fresh reports claim he is keen to return to the UK on a permanent basis and has informed his club, St George Illawarra Dragons, of his desire to leave.

The 29-year-old only recently signed a new deal with the Dragons and has three years left on his existing deal.

His revelation has reportedly rocked the NRL club and left the whole of Super League on watch.

Widdop has previously said he’d consider ending his career in Super League, and that might now come to fruition.

He has never played domestic rugby in the UK, having moved to Australia as a youngster. He started his career with Melbourne before moving to the Dragons in 2014.

Capped 27-times by England, Widdop would command a huge salary. It’s believed Widdop would be the biggest earner in Super Leagues if his existing contract was fulfilled and as such would have to be a club’s marquee signing.