Wigan make classy gesture towards Danny McGuire

Drew Darbyshire

Wigan executive director Kris Radlinski has produced a touch of class in light of Danny McGuire’s final game at the DW Stadium.

McGuire, 36, played his final game at the DW Stadium in a 36-18 defeat against Wigan last Friday. He will retire at the end of the season.

And Radlinski made a fine gesture on behalf of the Warriors, presenting a handwritten letter and a bottle of champagne to McGuire.

The letter read: “Danny, I just wanted to congratulate you on a simply wonderful career.

“With this being the last time that you will be at the DW Stadium as a player in your career, I felt it appropriate to pay tribute to you.

“You have provided many great Super League memories. The one that sticks with me was in 2017. Leeds got battered early season by Castleford away. I remember thinking to myself, was this one year too many for yourself?

“You proved everybody wrong by guiding Leeds to another Grand Final win. This was a tremendous show of mental strength.

“I wish you nothing but success for the next stage of your career.”

McGuire responded with a tweet: “I’ve had some tussles with Wigan over the years and it’s fair to say I’m not on their Christmas card list.

“But big thanks to Kris Radlinski for the letter and champers. Really nice of them and much appreciated.”

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