Leuluai signs for 2022

Wigan Warriors are delighted to announce that captain Thomas Leuluai has signed a one-year contract extension with the Club.  

2022 will see Leuluai, 36, potentially play his final year in Rugby League. 

Since making his debut in 2007, Leuluai has stepped himself into Wigan Warriors folklore having played 315 games and winning it all with the Club. The scrum half has won seven major honours with Wigan, including the World Club Challenge and Challenge Cup once, Super League twice and League Leaders’ Shield three times. 

In 2022, the former New Zealand international and World Cup winner will enter his 12th season with the Warriors and his 20th as a Rugby League professional.  

Leuluai was named Club captain in 2021, but unfortunately due to injury problems, he only played 13 games. He will be fit and ready for the start of the 2022 season.  

Thomas Leuluai said: “The main thing is not being selfish and thinking about my own career – it’s more about if I am capable of adding something to the team and I feel like I still am. I still have that hunger and desire to play.  

“It was a tough injury in August; I’ve worked hard on the recovery and I’m probably ahead of schedule. That recovery has given me the confidence that I can come back and play another season. I feel really fresh at the moment.  

“For me, it’s about making sure I get my body right and add to the team next year. The main thing is I’m still enjoying it and I can’t wait to play on for another year at this great Club.” 

Executive Director, Kris Radlinski, said: “Legends go out on their own terms. There was no way one of the most decorated players in the modern era was going to let a hamstring injury finish his career.  

“Since that day in August, he has worked tirelessly to prove that he has got the physical and mental desire to go around again.  

“I know that he is respected by our Club and every other Super League outfit, and everyone should be happy to see him play on for one more year.”