Adam Keighran: Wigan Warriors confirm signing of Catalans Dragons star

Drew Darbyshire
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Adam Keighran in action for Catalans Dragons

Wigan Warriors have confirmed the signing of Australian utility Adam Keighran from Catalans Dragons on a two-year deal from 2024.

The 26-year-old linked up with the Dragons ahead of this season from NRL side Sydney Roosters.

Keighran has impressed in his debut Super League season, scoring six tries and kicking 39 goals in 16 appearances.

On joining Wigan, Keighran said: “My family and I are looking forward to the next two years at Wigan.

“I’m eager to continue learning and improving my game under the staff there, learn the history of the club and hoping to add to the success the club already has.”

Matt Peet ‘excited’ to welcome new recruit to Wigan Warriors

Wigan head coach Matt Peet said: “We are excited to welcome Adam and his family to Wigan.

“His form for Catalans has been excellent this season and I look forward to working with him.

“He will bring athleticism and a high skill level to our backline.”

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Sydney-born Keighran, who was born and raised in Australia, is comfortable playing at centre, stand-off and hooker.

His professional career began at Penrith Panthers, where he signed a two-year deal with the NRL club and played the majority of his rugby for the Panthers in the New South Wales Cup.

Keighran then made the move to New Zealand Warriors on a three-year deal. He made his NRL debut for the Warriors in the 2019 campaign and went on to make nine appearances over the course of two seasons.

Keighran returned to his native Sydney in 2021 after signing for the Roosters, scoring four tries and kicking 35 goals in 17 games for Trent Robinson’s side.

The Australian made the move to Super League ahead of this season with Catalans Dragons on a one-year deal.

After a standout season with the Dragons, playing predominantly in the centre position, he will make the move to England with Wigan at the end of the current season on a two-year contract.

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