Wigan have today announced that Lewis Tierney and Romain Navarrete have joined Catalan Dragons on loan until the end of the season.
You can read Wigan’s official announcement at: http://www.wiganwarriors.com/news/2017-07-13-tierney-and-navarrete-join-dragons
It appears that Tierney’s recent performances at fullback have confirmed to the coaching team that he is now a winger and not a fullback. As a consequence, the wing is probably the most competitive position at Wigan at the moment, with Davies, Marshall, Burgess and Manfredi all fighting out for a place on the wing during the Super 8’s. A great opportunity for Lewis and let’s hope he takes it!
It looks like Navarrete is homesick, so a move back to France seems ideal for him. A good prospect for Wigan but how much missing France will affect him in the future – we wait and see. Perhaps it’s inevitable that Romain will join Catalans on a permanent deal at the end of the season.
Good luck to both!