Wigan Warriors deny reports linking John Bateman with a NRL return amid Wests Tigers interest

Wests Tigers have made Wigan Warriors’ John Bateman a target for the 2023 season.

Fox League have reported the NRL side have made an approach for the 28-year-old, who made a good impression during his last stint in Australia.

Bateman returned to Wigan in 2021, after spending two seasons with Canberra Raiders, and still has three years remaining on his current contract.

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Despite the interest, Rugby League Live reports that the Warriors haven’t been approached by Wests, with executive director Kris Radlinski stating no move will take place.

John Bateman re-joined Wigan Warriors in 2021