Wigan Warriors sign France international from Catalans Dragons on long-term deal

Drew Darbyshire
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Wigan Warriors have signed France international forward Tiaki Chan from Catalans Dragons on a three-year deal from 2024.

The 23-year-old prop has made 10 appearances for the Dragons since making his first team debut last season.

Chan, who was born in Australia, is the son of former New Zealand international Alex Chan. His brother Joe also came through the ranks at Catalans and is now plying his trade in the NRL for Melbourne Storm.

Tiaki Chan made his international debut for France in their 64-0 defeat to England in the mid-season test earlier this year.

On signing Chan, Wigan coach Matt Peet said: “Tiaki is a dynamic young forward who we feel will go on to be loved by his team-mates and the Wigan supporters.”

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Tiaki Chan grateful for opportunity with Wigan Warriors

Chan said: “I am so grateful to get the opportunity to come to such a reputed club for the coming seasons.

“I look forward to developing under the guidance of Matt Peet, Sean O’Loughlin, Thomas Leuluai and Kris Radlinski who all have immense rugby league knowledge, and all who have been an integral part of my decision to come to Wigan.

“I can’t wait to get in and work hard to earn my spot amongst the players.

“I’m really excited and looking forward to meeting the supporters, and becoming part of the Cherry and Whites family.”

Chan is the third signing the Warriors have announced in the space of 14 hours. They’ve signed towering prop Sam Walters on a three-year deal from Leeds and experienced hooker Kruise Leeming on a four-year contract from NRL side Gold Coast Titans.

Wigan enjoyed a 26-6 win at Salford on Sunday afternoon which saw them move up to third in the Super League table.

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