- Club forms dual registration partnership with London Broncos.
- Abbas Miski first to benefit from the new link-up.
- Harvie Hill, Zach Eckersley and Ramon Silva all had loan spell with Broncos.
Wigan Warriors and London Broncos are pleased to announce a dual-registration partnership for the 2023 season.
The link with the Championship Club will offer some of Wigan’s transition players the opportunity to gain valuable and regular first-team experience and play competitive Rugby League to help with their development.
Wigan have formed a great relationship with London in recent weeks with Harvie Hill, Zach Eckersley and Ramon Silva having spent time there on loan.
The arrangement between the two clubs will see Wigan players continue to be registered to the Warriors and also registered to play for London, with Abbas Miski the first player to benefit – being named in the squad to play for the Broncos at Keighley Cougars this weekend.
When a Wigan player goes on dual-registration to London, that player will be eligible to play and train with both clubs. The player is restricted to play in one fixture per scheduled round of fixtures in any given week and would not be eligible to play twice for London and Wigan during the same weekend.
Dual-registration was first brought into the game in 2013 and Wigan have had previous partnerships with Swinton Lions, London Skolars, Newcastle Thunder and most recently Oldham Roughyeds.
Wigan Warriors transition coach John Duffy said: “We have formed a great relationship with London over the past few months on and off the field. We have been really impressed with Ramon, Harvie and Zach, the boys have gained some very valuable minutes and they have learned some lessons in life and culture.
“We now have a partnership in Championship 1 and in the Championship where we can allow our players to develop when we don’t have Reserve grade fixtures ”