Wigan Warriors ahead Morgan Smithies has left the reigning Tremendous League champions to hitch NRL aspect Canberra Raiders on a three-year deal.
The England free ahead, 22, progressed by the membership’s junior ranks to interrupt into the primary staff.
He made 114 appearances for the Warriors and received a Tremendous League Grand Last, the Problem Cup and the League Leaders’ Protect twice.
“I am unable to thank Wigan sufficient for what they’ve accomplished,” Smithies mentioned.
“Becoming a member of Wigan within the scholarship and coming by to debut for the membership, enjoying over 100 video games, and now leaving as a Problem Cup and Tremendous League winner – I could not have requested for extra.
“I now get to maneuver on to the following a part of my profession and obtain a purpose of enjoying within the NRL.”
Smithies began the Tremendous League Grand Last win over Catalans Dragons at Previous Trafford in October.
His resolution to go away comes after the membership supplied him an extension to his contract, the Cherry and Whites mentioned.
“Morgan got here to see us a few months in the past and instructed us about a possibility that had arisen within the NRL,” Wigan chief govt Kris Radlinski mentioned.
“After Morgan expressed final dedication and devotion to attaining Grand Last success in 2023, we mentioned we might think about it on the finish of the season.
“Throughout that point, we labored diligently on our recruitment course of to make sure that we had applicable cowl for his pending departure. Subsequently, we have now now agreed to launch him.”