- Ethan Havard discusses his new Wigan Warriors contract.
- Havard: “This is where I want to be, this is where I want to play.”
- Young forward pens new deal for 2021 and 2022 with the option for 2023.
Wigan youngster Ethan Havard has expressed his delight in signing a new contract with the Club.
The 19-year-old has penned a new deal that will see him stay at the Club for the 2021 and 2022 seasons, with a further option for 2023.
Reacting to his new deal Havard said: “I’m buzzing. This is where I want to be, this is where I want to play.
“I’m enjoying my rugby at the minute; I like my teammates and I love coming into training every day.”
The forward has been deployed at both prop and 13 since first being introduced into the Warriors first team last season.
His debut came against Wakefield Trinity in July 2019, when Wigan ran out comfortable winners 46-16 in front of home crowd at the DW Stadium.
Discussing his progression through the Wigan ranks, Havard said: “It all started with the Scholarship, going through the Academy and putting in the hard work there.
“I loved my time in the Academy. Then it was about putting more graft in up here (the first team), finding your feet and learning off the likes of Tony Clubb, Ben Flower and Sean O’Loughlin – the guys who have been there and done it.”
The talented 6ft 3 youngster has made a total of nine appearances for the Cherry and Whites – four starts and five inclusions off the bench.
Speaking about how he feels his first season among the first team has gone, he said: “I’m happy with how it’s gone so far. There’s still plenty to improve upon, but I want to get to finals and win trophies.”
With the Cherry and Whites still very much in the mix for both major competitions this season, Havard expressed no lack of desire to win silverware this year.
“It would be the dream start to my career to get two trophies this season.”
Discussions and rumours around the Havard’s future have been spinning for some time with suggestions of interest from NRL clubs down-under.
Addressing this, he said: “It’s been very flattering to have interest from other clubs, but this is where I want to be, this is where I’m happy. Wigan is who I want to play for.”
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