JACK Hughes is poised for a move to Warrington.
Simmering speculation about his future looks set to come to an end, with a move to the Wolves likely to be tied up as early as this week.
At Wigan... when you are trying to break into what is essentially the England back row it is going to be difficultJack Hughes
The forward is currently on a season-long loan at Huddersfield, and scored a try against his parent club in Wigan’s 30-22 victory last Friday.
He said that a decision had not been made over where he will play in 2016. But it’s thought the Wolves are on the brink of securing his services for next season.
The Warriors academy-product burst into the side in 2011 and won a double with his hometown club two years later.
But he found his chances restricted last season – following the return of Joel Tomkins and the capture of John Bateman – prompting his move to the Giants.
“I did get chance at Wigan, but I didn’t get consecutive games very often,” said Hughes. “At Wigan... when you are trying to break into what is essentially the England back row it is going to be difficult.”
With Liam Farrell also in the pack and forward Greg Burke returning from a loan spell at Hull KR, Wigan look well stocked for forwards next season. Shaun Wane also has Connor Farrell and Rhodri Lloyd on the fringes.
Hooker Logan Tomkins, currently enjoying a second loan stint at Salford, is a free agent at the end of the season, while it’s unclear where Larne Patrick – on loan at Wigan from Huddersfield – will be playing next year.