Steve Renouf is fully backing Wigan to beat Sydney Roosters in the World Club Challenge.
The former Australia and Queensland representative spent 11 seasons at Brisbane Broncos between 1988-99, before spending the final two years of his career at Wigan Warriors.
Renouf became a fan favourite on the DW Stadium terraces, scoring 43 tries in 59 games for the club.
Writing in his column for NRL.com, Renouf said: “The first time I played against Wigan, there were fireworks off the field and on it.
“When I got to play for that great club in Super League it lit a fire that still burns brightly within me today.
“That is why I will be cheering for the Wigan Warriors against the Sydney Roosters in the World Club Challenge final.
“When I finished my career at the Brisbane Broncos I had two seasons at the Warriors, and played in two Super League Grand Finals, years I will never forget.
“The Roosters dominated the NRL last year and will be tough to beat. I supported the Tricolours when I was young, but I love the Cherry and Whites and I am backing Wigan to win.”
Renouf was named in the Super League Dream Team in both seasons he spent at Wigan and is consideredone of the biggest overseas signings in the Super League era.
The 2019 World Club Challenge takes place at the DW Stadium on Sunday, February 17 (7pm).