Wigan sign Bevan French

Wigan have signed Australian back Bevan French from Parramatta Eels with immediate effect.

French, 23, will arrive in the UK next week after being granted a release from his deal with the Eels.

Coach Adrian Lam said: “Bevan is an entertainer, a natural footballer who I have admired for some time. He will get people up from their seat and add even more attacking threat and flair to our game.

“We’re putting together a strong Wigan squad for 2020 with the announcements of our recent signings together with re-signing of some of our brightest young players. The squad is in great health.”

French has made 47 appearances in the NRL since making his debut in May 2016, scoring 35 tries.

He said: “I feel honoured and very excited to have been afforded the opportunity to play for such a great club as Wigan.

“I am very much looking forward to the challenge and moving forward I am confident that I can contribute to the future success of Wigan in Super League in the next couple of seasons.”

French has signed a deal until the end of the 2021 season.