Tom Davies joins ex-Wigan contingent at Catalans

James Gordon

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Catalans have confirmed the signing of winger Tom Davies from Wigan on a two-year deal.

Davies, 22, signed a five-year deal with the Warriors last year but found himself down the pecking order ahead of next season.

He hasn’t played since Good Friday, when he suffered a broken leg against St Helens.

Dragons coach Steve McNamara said: “Tom is an outstanding addition to our squad.

“He is a young player who loves to carry the ball in yardage, has outstanding speed and power and knows his way to the try line.

“After meeting him and seeing his enthusiasm to join our team, I had no hesitation in signing him.

“I feel we now have very healthy competition for places in our outside backs and we look forward to his immediate arrival at the club.”

Davies scored a try in Wigan’s Super League Grand Final win over Warrington in 2018, and will be reunited with former team-mates Sam and Joel Tomkins, Michael McIlorum and Lewis Tierney.

He said: “I’m very excited about getting over to France and meeting up with all the boys, coaches and getting back into training.

“Catalans is a huge club with a massive future and they’re making history with everything they do and that’s something I’m honoured to be a part of.

“I know how much Steve and the squad want to win trophies and that’s what really drew me to the club knowing they had big ambitions. I’m looking forward to a big year in 2020 and helping the team in any way I can.”