Wigan Warriors' John Bateman linked with a move back to Australia just two years after leaving the NRL

Wigan Warriors’ John Bateman has been linked with a return to the NRL.

Fox League reports the second-rower, who is currently on England duty at the Rugby League World Cup, will sign a three-year deal with Wests Tigers.

The 29-year-old previously spent two years with Canberra Raiders, but returned to Super League ahead of the 2021 season.

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Wigan Today understands the Warriors have not received an official approach from the Tigers for Bateman, who is still under contract for three years.

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