Marshall and Davies pen new Wigan deals

Liam Marshall and Tom Davies have signed new deals with Wigan until the end of the 2020 season.

Marshall made his first team debut against Leigh in March and has gone on to score 11 tries in 12 games, while Davies made a try-scoring start against Huddersfield during the same month.

Wigan boss Shaun Wane said: “I’m so pleased that both these young players have committed their immediate futures to Wigan and repaid the loyalty the club has shown to them.

“Liam has a great skillset and is a very natural player, while Tom has shown a desire to succeed that I’ve only seen in a couple of players during my career. Most importantly both players love our club, I’m very happy.”

Marshall added: “I’m really happy – I didnt think we would have these kinds of talks so early on in the year to be honest, but I’m delighted it’s all sorted.

“Last year, with only getting the reserve team contract, I had to go out and work at an accountants for a year and now being in a full-time rugby environment it has made me appreciate just how lucky we all are to be doing this and representing this great club.

“It’s good to follow in my dad’s footsteps too – he’s really proud of me and although he’s never pushed me to play rugby I know deep down he’s always wanted me to do this. It’s a proud moment for me and all the family.”

Davies has impressed fans with his work-rate. In the recent game with Catalans he made a club record 309 metres – the second highest in the history of Super League.

He said: “I’m over the moon to sign this new contract with Wigan. It’s a dream to make your debut, to get that opportunity and then to stay in the team this season has been great.

“It’s been a real whirlwind of a year, coming up into the first team from the Academy you don’t expect much game-time and it was a bit of a shock to the system at first. I’ve just tried to keep my head down and work hard and I’m just happy to be in the team.”

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