9th November 2020, 18:30 | Wigan
Australian back Jai Field has joined Betfred Super League side Wigan Warriors on a two-year deal, beginning in 2021.
Field spent three years with St George Illawarra Dragons between 2017 and 2019 making 11 appearances before joining Parramatta Eels in 2020 for whom he featured on six occasions.
On signing, Field said: “I am really excited to be joining Wigan. I feel proud to have been given the opportunity to play for such a big club with huge history.
“I have been watching the team from afar in Australia and I am really enjoying it – seeing them play some fantastic rugby. I can’t wait to be a part of it next year and beyond.
“It was great to see the Club win the League Leaders’ Shield on Friday too. I was buzzing for Bevan French, who I’m already mates with.
“I am looking forward to the challenge and I am confident that I can contribute to gain more success for the Club.”
Warriors Head Coach Adrian Lam added: “Jai is a player I’ve watched since he was 15-years-old. He’s a very smart Rugby League player and another X factor addition to our squad in 2021. His skill levels are as good as any in the NRL.
“I see him as another version of Bevan French – he’s got great footwork and pace and he will add to our attacking flair. He could possibly be the quickest player in Super League next year.”
Wigan Warriors Executive Director, Kris Radlinski, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jai Field to the Club. He will bring additional excitement to a backline that is already packed full of skill and speed.
“He will link up with his teammates in early January once the start of the 2021 Super League season is confirmed.”
Wigan Warriors won the League Leaders’ Shield last Friday with victory over Huddersfield Giants and will face the lowest-ranked winner from Week One of the Betfred Super League Play-Offs on Thursday 19 November at the DW Stadium.