Matt Peet on Abbas Miski debut and Wigan’s mini tour of France

Drew Darbyshire
Abbas Miski Wigan Warriors

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Lebanon winger Abbas Miski will make his Wigan debut on Saturday when the Warriors travel to Super League newcomers Toulouse.

The 26-year-old joined Wigan on a three-year deal in the off-season after a standout year in the Championship with London Broncos. He scored 18 tries in as many appearances for the capital club.

Miski scored a hat-trick for Wigan’s reserves this weekend and will make his first team debut in Toulouse on Saturday.

Wigan coach Matt Peet said: “He deserves it. He’s been flawless since he came into the club and only missed out because lads in front have had credit in the bank. This is a shot that he’s earned.”

The Warriors will take on a mini tour of France over the next couple of weeks as they play back-to-back games against Toulouse and Catalans Dragons.

Wigan will stay in France for 10 days as they take on both of Super League’s French teams in their own back yard.

Peet said: “We’re going to three places. We start in Toulouse first, then Montpellier before going on to Perpignan.

“At the centre of all that are two huge games. We’ve got some clear objectives but will also benefit from spending some quality time together.”

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Wigan will take a squad of 23 over to France, including Bevan French. The Australian full-back is yet to play this season after being on compassionate leave following the death of his mother.

Peet confirmed though that French will not feature in either fixture though.

He added: “He’s not at a point where he’s training with the team yet.

“He’s building up his running volume and his strength away from the rest of the team at the moment and doing tiny bits of skill.

“But he’s in all our meetings now and I’m delighted that I can take him to France.”

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