Wigan Warriors are delighted to confirm the signing of Australian back Jai Field.
The exciting 23-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at the DW Stadium, starting from 2021.
Field, born in Wollongong, New South Wales, can play at half-back or full-back and has made 17 appearances in the NRL.
Noted for his dazzling feet and quick turn of pace, Field has been praised for his standout performances Down Under.
After playing 11 games for St. George Illawarra between 2017 and 2019, he joined Parramatta Eels in 2020 where he made six appearances.
Wigan Warriors executive director, Kris Radlinski, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jai Field to the Club. He will bring additional excitement to a backline that is already packed full of skill and speed.
“He is very similar to Bevan French with his footwork and has the acceleration that is required to breakdown defences. We will encourage him to express himself on the Rugby League field and have some fun out there.
“He will link up with his teammates in early January once the start of the 2021 Super League season is confirmed.”
On signing for the Warriors, Field commented: “I am really excited to be joining Wigan. I feel proud to have been given the opportunity to play for such a big club with huge history.
“I have been watching the team from afar in Australia and I am really enjoying it – seeing them play some fantastic rugby. I can’t wait to be a part of it next year and beyond.
“It was great to see the Club win the League Leaders’ Shield on Friday too. I was buzzing for Bevan French, who I’m already mates with.
“I am looking forward to the challenge and I am confident that I can contribute to gain more success for the Club.
“See you all in 2021!”
Warriors Head Coach, Adrian Lam, added: “Jai is a player I’ve watched since he was 15-years-old. He’s a very smart rugby league player and another X factor addition to our squad in 2021. His skill levels are as good as any in the NRL.
“I see him as another version of Bevan French – he’s got great footwork and pace and he will add to our attacking flair. He could possibly be the quickest player in Super League next year.”
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