Magic Miski: Lebanon star hailed after four-try display for Wigan

Drew Darbyshire
Abbas Miski Wigan Warriors SWpix

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Lebanon international Abbas Miski was hailed by Wigan coach Matt Peet after he scored four tries to help the Warriors beat Toulouse 40-6 on Friday night.

The 26-year-old winger has scored six tries in six games for Wigan since arriving from London Broncos in the off-season.

Warriors coach Peet heaped praise on Miski, who has had to wait patiently for chances in the first team this season.

Peet said: “It is testament to his hard work. It is not an easy club to come into and fit in straight away, the expectations are high and Abbas is coming to terms with that.

“Away from the game he has been excellent and he is a really popular member of the squad.

“He has earned the right to get more opportunities and push his way forward in that backline. I thought tonight was a great reward for his hard work.”

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Abbas Miski earns the plaudits

Miski is the son of Lebanese parents that migrated to Australia in their early 20s. He has won nine caps for Lebanon and played in the 2017 World Cup.

The Penrith-born flier, who will be hoping to play in his second World Cup this autumn, has earned big plaudits from his club coach Peet.

“He’s a good lad,” said Peet. “He’s an ultra professional as you can see with the physical condition he’s in.

“He is very popular amongst the group and he’s diligent. He fits in well here, he’s hard working.

“We did our background checks on him like we do with everyone else. The thing that attracted us to him was what other people said about him off the field. Chris Hankinson was with him at London and Bevan (French) has played with him before. They just said he was a great, warm person.

“He was frustrated at times because he wasn’t getting in the team but he has made it easier to slot him in now by his own form and hard work.”

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