Romain Navarrete agrees new contract with Wigan Warriors
French international rejoined Warriors ahead of 2018 season
- Navarrete to stay until end of 2021 with option for a further year
Romain Navarrete has agreed a new contract with Wigan Warriors that will see him remain with the Club until the end of 2021 with the option of a further year, in Wigan’s favour.
Navarrete, 23, joined the Cherry and Whites last season and played 10 games before heading to Catalans Dragons on loan.
After featuring for France at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, he re-joined Wigan ahead of the 2018 season and has played five games to date this year.
Kris Radlinski, Wigan Warriors Executive Director, said:
“It took Romain a little while to understand how we do things at Wigan but he has really grasped that this year and we are starting to see the benefits of that on the field.
“He played several games last year through default owing to injuries to other players but this season he has been selected on merit and has really added to the competition for places with some good performances.
“The challenge for him now is to hold down a regular spot in the team and we are confident that he will be able to do that.
“At just 23 years of age, his best years are definitely ahead of him and we are very happy to have agreed this new contract.”
Romain Navarrete said:
“I’m really happy to sign this new contract with Wigan. I have worked hard to regain the confidence with everyone here after what happened last year and now I’ve done that I’ve got a massive opportunity over the next few years.
“I’m really looking forward now to a big season with Wigan.”
Shaun Wane, Wigan Warriors Head Coach, said:
“I am so pleased how Romain has returned to us, his attitude is now a Wigan attitude which has made him a tough competitive athlete. I can see him playing a major role in our success moving forward.”