Bevan French will soon be back on board at Wigan Warriors

Bevan French is set to return to Wigan this month to start preparing for the Super League season to restart.

Thursday, 11th June 2020, 7:52 am
Bevan French will need to self-isolate for two weeks

The exciting full-back has been in his native Australia since the lockdown began.

He is hoping to secure a flight back next week, revealed coach Adrian Lam.

Because of government rules surrounding coronavirus, he will then need to self-isolate for two weeks, clearing him to start training – and venturing outside – from July.

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Super League and RFL bosses are still hopeful of a return to action in mid-August. It is unclear when Wigan and other clubs may choose to return to training.

Talks between both governing bodies, as well as medical experts and stadium officials, are taking place this week to ensure the necessary safe environments are in place when players are back.

French returned to Australia after Wigan’s last match, against Salford, due to a family issue.

He had planned to return the following week.

But with the season halted in the days while he was in Australia, it made sense for him to stay closer to his loved ones and train on his own there.

Wigan’s other overseas players – Jackson Hastings, Thomas Leuluai, Mitch Clark and Willie Isa – have stayed in the UK for the duration of the lockdown, as has coach Adrian Lam.

French started this season in scorching form in the full-back role, and is fourth in the leaderboard for the Steve Prescott Man of Steel.

The former Parramatta ace, who is under contract until the end of 2021, arrived midway through last season and quickly became a fans’ favourite.