Wigan Warriors contract news: ‘Yeah, definitely’ – Off-contract star drops telling hint on future

Drew Darbyshire
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Cade Cust says he is ‘definitely’ open to extending his stay with Wigan Warriors beyond this season after having ‘open discussions’ with the club.

The 24-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season, with the club having the option to take up another season.

Cust has made 34 appearances since arriving at the Warriors ahead of last season from NRL side Manly Sea Eagles, helping Matt Peet’s side win the Challenge Cup last year.

When asked if he’d be open to staying at Wigan if the club offered him a new contract, Cust said: “Yeah, definitely.

“I’m in constant talks with my manager and Matty, at the moment it is just about me playing some consistent footy and getting time under my belt, that’s what I want to do.

“We’ve had pretty open discussions at the moment so the focus for me is getting a good amount of games under my belt and playing good footy and hopefully playing good footy at nine and showing what I can do there.”

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Cade Cust enjoying his time in England

The Australian playmaker, who has represented the Indigenous All Stars, says he is loving life in England so far and is never too far away from his family.

He said: “I get along with the boys in the team really well. They’ve helped me heaps.

“Coming over here, you don’t have any family (here) so you’re always going out for breakfast, coffees, food so they are always there for me, it’s like another family so it has been really good.

“I’ve had my family come over quite a bit actually. In the first year, I had my mum, nan and pop and my two little sisters came over twice and then I had my mum, nan, pop and my little sister come over this year.

“Nan and pop, they love it over here! They just love rugby league and love coming spending time with me.

“They come over two or three times throughout the year so it is good to have them here and good to have familiar faces to have around and they enjoy it just as much as I do, so it has been unreal.”

Cust’s family support him from afar too – getting up at the crack of dawn to watch Wigan when they are on TV.

He laughed: “It will be five o’clock in the morning if it’s an eight o’clock game.

“I’ll have pop on the phone half an hour after our game finishes so they’ll be up and they just love following me, so it’s good.”

Wigan take on rivals Warrington in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup on Sunday afternoon, 2:30pm kick-off.

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