In pictures: Wigan Warriors' French connection is still going strong

Wigan Warriors host Catalans at the DW Stadium on Sunday.

Thursday, 28th March 2019, 9:14 am
Updated Thursday, 28th March 2019, 10:18 am
Michael McIlorum shows off the Challenge Cup
Michael McIlorum shows off the Challenge Cup

As Sam Tomkins prepares to make his return to Wigan with the Dragons, Niall Concannon takes a look at players who’ve represented both clubs

Sam Tomkins scored 168 tries in 213 appearances for the Warriors, before signing for the Dragons for the 2019 season
The hooker has only played for Wigan or Catalans. He played for the Warriors for a decade, before signing for the Dragons in 2018

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Wigans third highest ever points scorer,Richards played for Catalans in 2016, scoring 188 points during his time there.
Morgan Escare was born in Perpignan and started his career with the Dragons, before joining Wigan in 2017
The Frenchman played for the Dragons for one season before being signed by the Warriors 2017
Matty Smith plays for the French side after signing with them this season. The 31-year-old enjoyed his most successful stint whilst playing for the Warriors
Lewis Tierney came through the academy set up at the Warriors before joining Catalans in 2018 after a successful loan spell in 2017
Iain Thornley started his career with the Warriors and also played for the Catalans during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
Jerome Guisset, who was also born in Perpignan, played for the Warriors 25 times before playing for the Dragons in 2006.