England star to leave Wigan for opportunity in Australia

Drew Darbyshire
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England international Georgia Wilson will leave Wigan at the end of the season to take up an opportunity with Australian club South Logan Magpies.

The 25-year-old has scored 30 tries in 43 appearances since joining the Warriors in 2017.

Wilson, who hails from Cumbria, also took up a role with the club’s Community Foundation, delivering rugby league sessions into schools as one of the community coaches.

In 2022, Wilson was voted Players’ Player of the Year and Warrior of the Year at the club’s annual women’s awards evening before going on to play for England at the World Cup.

Wilson said: “I’d like to say a massive thank you to all the opportunities Wigan as a club have given me.

“Playing for the club since 2017 has been an incredible experience. Having the opportunity to work in the Community Foundation has been fantastic.

“Developing children’s involvement in sport is something I’ve always been passionate about. But for now I have an exciting opportunity to play rugby in Australia which is something I’ve wanted to do since I started.

“Thank you for all your support. Hopefully I’ll come back to continue to develop rugby in the community and the women’s game.”

Wigan boss sends best wishes to Georgia Wilson

Wigan women’s coach Kris Ratcliffe said: “Firstly, we would like to wish Georgia Wilson the very best of luck with her move to Australia. We are sure she will be as successful there as she was with us.

“Georgia joined us during our trials in our very first season. She was completely new to the game but you could see she had tremendous athletic ability; and a good awareness of space. It has been wonderful to watch her progress to become a leader in our team; and represent her country in the recent Rugby League World Cup.

“We will miss her but will keenly follow her journey from afar. Georgia knows that the door is always open for a return to Wigan. But in the meantime she leaves with our blessing and hopes for a successful spell in Australia.”

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