Warriors sign Escare

Warriors have announced the signing of French International, Morgan Escaré.

Tuesday, 11th October 2016, 4:47 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 6:53 pm

The 24 year-old, who can play full-back, comes to Wigan from Catalans Dragons on a one-year deal.

And he becomes the second French player to join Wigan for 2017 in company with prop Romain Navarrete.

Known for his attacking style, Escaré made his debut for Catalans in 2013 and burst onto the Super League scene scoring 18 tries in 20 games.

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He continued that fine form in 2014 scoring a further 29 tries in 32 games and in total played 91 games for the Dragons, scoring 64 tries.

A seven-times France international, he plays in both the full-back and wing positions.

Chairman, Ian Lenagan, said: “Arrivals into the 2017 Squad are now nearing completion. We felt that additional quality in the backs would be needed to help cover wing and full-back and to add competition for places with our promoted Academy players. Dom Manfredi’s knee injury is severe and he will miss a large part of next season and, whilst Lewis Tierney has done a fine job and will be hard to displace, Morgan Escare will now cover the full-back position and add experienced competition for the wing position.

“We believe he can become an important squad player for Wigan just as Willie Isa did so well this season.”

Shaun Wane, said: “Having met with Morgan, we were pleased with the determination he showed to join Wigan.

“He is a talented player who is keen to revitalise his career and we believe that he can do that here at Wigan with our exceptional player development capabilities.

“His try-scoring record at the Catalans club speaks for itself and we look forward to building on that at Wigan next year.”

Escaré said: “After four years in Super League with Catalans, I feel that the time is right for a change for me.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for my family and me and we are really excited to be joining Wigan. I grew up in France watching and admiring Wigan and it will be an honour and a privilege to represent the Cherry and Whites.”