Warriors capture Green on two-year deal

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WIGAN today confirmed the capture of Hull KR’s Australian stand-off Blake Green on a two-year deal.

He will link-up with the Warriors next season as replacement for Australia-bound Brett Finch.

The Wigan Observer revealed Shaun Wane wanted Green last month. And he has got his man after Wigan paid a “substantial transfer fee” to the Robins to land the 25-year-old, who had two seasons remaining on his deal at Craven Park.

Wane said: “I am really excited to have Blake Green joining us. We have admired his style of play for some time at Wigan with his ability to attack the line, his kicking game and his strong defence. He will be a great addition to our squad and has all the qualities we need both as a player and a person.”

Green is a former Australian Schoolboys captain who played for Parramatta, Cronulla and Canterbury in the NRL.

He said: “I’m really excited to be given the opportunity to play for the Wigan Warriors. They are a great club with a proud history which I’m sure will only improve my game. I’d like to thank Neil Hudgell and Hull KR for the way they have treated me over the last two years and will leave them with only good memories and close friendships. I am looking forward to this new chapter in my playing career with Wigan and hope to play a key role over the next couple of seasons as the team look to build on recent successes.”

Chairman Ian Lenagan added: “This signing is another example of the excellent and mutually-respectful relationship between our two clubs with Wigan paying a full transfer fee for the player in recognition of him being released early by Hull KR. Blake Green’s signing means Wigan have now covered well the two vitally important half-back positions for the near future whilst ensuring peer-group development and competition in the medium-term for Sam Powell, George Williams and Ryan Hampshire.”