New Wigan halfback Cade Cust has said he is excited for the opportunity to develop his career at the club.
Cust signed for the Warriors earlier this month from NRL side Manly Sea Eagles, and follows in the footsteps of another former Manly halfback Jackson Hastings in donning the Cherry and White stripes of Wigan.
The 23-year-old has 27 NRL appearances to his name, as well as nine tries.
On his move, Cust told Manly Media: “It’s an opportunity I am really excited for. It happened quite quickly.
“They reached out. We were having chats and the way they wanted me to play, in the halves and be dominant there and help my running game. That’s something I think is really good for my career.
“I think I will develop not only as a player, but as a person as well. I can’t wait to join Wigan, they are very prestigious, there is a lot of history there.
“I am looking forward to the opportunity. I can’t wait to get over there and start playing.”
Cust also reveals potential route back into NRL
In the same interview, Cust also revealed that if he were to go back to the NRL, Manly would have first refusal on his signature.
He has been with Manly since he was a junior, and he says he does not want to close the door on the club. He has signed a two-year deal with Wigan with the option of a third.
Speaking about the arrangement, he added: “I’ve signed a two-year deal with Wigan, with the third as a club option.
“If I am to return to the NRL, then Manly would have the first opportunity to negotiate a deal. I love Manly, it’s where I grew up, and been with the club since a junior.
“That’s always there if I do come back. The door won’t close because I love the club.”