Clubb on brink of Wigan move

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LONDON centre Tony Clubb is on the brink of a move to Wigan Warriors.

The two parties have reached an agreement which will see him swap capital pain for the DW Stadium next season.

He will become the second Broncos player to move to the Warriors next season.

Exciting back Dan Sarginson has also agreed a deal, the Evening Post understands. Neither transfer has yet to be confirmed by the club.

But fans can expect to see both players lining-up in the Cherry and White in 2014.

Their recruitment will help bolster a backs division that is losing Pat Richards at the end of this campaign.

It’s thought Wigan have paid the Broncos a transfer fee to land Kent-raised Clubb.

Earlier this year he asked to be released from his deal amid uncertainty over the Broncos’ future. He branded the situation as “pathetic”, just weeks after being handed the captaincy.

The 26-year-old has spent his professional career at London, making 153 appearances.

Clubb (right) has also represented England and scored four tries in a Test against Papua New Guinea during the 2010 Four Nations.

But his representative chances have dried up and a move to the Warriors could help him break back into the England side.

He will add experience to a three-quarter line which, once Richards departs, will otherwise have 25-year-old Darrell Goulding as the oldest player.

Clubb can also play in the second-row, but Wigan are well covered for forwards.

Utility-back Sarginson will also help strengthen Shaun Wane’s options next season.

Man of Steel Sam Tomkins is leaving to join NRL outfit New Zealand Warriors, though Australian full-back Matty Bowen has been recruited as a direct replacement.

Those moves have also yet to be formally confirmed, though official announcements could be made soon.

The only confirmed signings f0r 2014 are Wests Tigers forward Ed Pettybourne and Leigh prop Sam Hopkins.