11th June 2018, 20:11 | Wigan

Wigan Warriors sign Greenwood

Wigan Warriors sign Greenwood

The ex-St Helens man will return to Super League after a spell in the NRL

Wigan Warriors have announced the immediate signing of Joe Greenwood from the Gold Coast Titans and a three-and-a-half year deal.

Greenwood, 25, a back-row forward, played as a junior at Saddleworth Rangers ARLFC before signing for St Helens where he made his Super League debut in 2012. He went on to become a regular for Saints, making 77 appearances before his departure at the end of the 2016 season.

In his debut season with Gold Coast Titans in 2017, Greenwood played 22 NRL games scoring four tries.

Executive Director Kris Radlinski commented: “We have been engaged in discussions with Joe and his representatives for a good few weeks now, but last week, negotiations progressed quickly and we are now in a position to announce him signing for Wigan.

“At 6 feet 3 inches and weighing 110kgs he is a big athlete who always caused us problems when he played for St. Helens and I’m very excited to see him in a Wigan shirt. Joe is a great addition to our squad and we look forward to welcoming him here.

“We have not got an arrival date yet as Joe has to sort out a few things in Australia but we anticipate that he will be with us towards the end of the month.

“We would like to thank Phil Moss from the Gold Coast Titans who helped us get this deal turned around and has been great to work with.”

Joe Greenwood said: “I am really pleased to have signed a long-term deal for Wigan and to move on to the next chapter in my career. Wigan is a massive club and speaking a few times to Ian Lenagan and Kris Radlinski I felt it was the right decision to make and a great opportunity for me. I can’t wait to get over there and get stuck into the business end of the season.”