Wigan Warriors' Oliver Gildart to join Wests Tigers

Oliver Gildart is heading to Wests Tigers next year.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 1:16 pm
Oliver Gildart has won two Grand Finals with Wigan

The centre had been strongly linked with a move to Michael Maguire's outfit for 2022.

Now, Channel 9's Danny Weidler is reporting he has agreed to join the joint-venture and has told his Wigan team-mates about his pending exit.

Gildart - who has yet to play this year due to a groin injury - is out of contract at Wigan at the end of the year.

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The 24-year-old has admitted in the past he would like to test himself in the NRL at some stage of his career, having seen close pals Ryan Sutton, Joe Burgess and George Williams all leave Wigan to play in Australia.

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There has been no confirmation from either club but Gildart's move to Wests is expected to be announced soon, in a move which will see him line-up alongside his current Wigan team-mate Jackson Hastings next year.

Warriors coach Adrian Lam said last week: "As it stands he's off-contract with us at the end of the year... and if he decides to go down that path of joining the NRL, there's not much we can do about it as a club."

An academy graduate, Gildart burst onto the scene in 2015 and won Grand Finals with his hometown club in '16 and '18, sandwiching a World Club Challenge triumph.