Wigan Warriors set to sign London and ex-Manly winger

Wigan Warriors are closing in on signing London Broncos winger Abbas Miski.

Friday, 18th June 2021, 9:47 am
Abbas Miski is set to become Wigan's first signing for 2022
Abbas Miski is set to become Wigan's first signing for 2022

The 25-year-old spent two seasons at Manly Sea Eagles, making six NRL appearances, before joining the Championship club this year.

A Lebanon international, he is understood to be on the verge of securing a move from 2022. Warriors have not confirmed any recruits for next year though it's thought they are also signing Leigh duo Iain Thornley and Nathan Mason.

Wigan's coaching staff regularly watch Championship games but they have been paying particular attention to the Broncos' games as centre Chris Hankinson is there on a season-long loan - in a side which also features ex-Warriors Jarrod Sammut and Romain Navarrete.

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And Miski's performances have caught the eye.

He scored his eight try of the Championship campaign in their 24-22 victory at Widnes last weekend, and his metre-eating carries and all-round play have also been impressive.

Wigan have Liam Marshall tied up for 2022. Fellow winger Dom Manfredi is out of contract - he recently said he was enjoying playing again and not thinking about his future - while it's thought an option has been taken out on utility-back Jake Bibby's contract which will see him stay at his hometown club next year.