Thornley Leaves Warriors

Thornley Leaves Warriors

  • Iain Thornley to leave Wigan Warriors to join Hull Kingston Rovers for 2016

  • Former Wigan Academy product limited to just 10 appearances in last two years following injuries

  • Played three times for Workington on dual-registration and now at Salford until end of this season

Wigan Warriors can confirm that Iain Thornley will leave the Club to join Hull KR in 2016.

Thornley, currently with Salford until the end of the season, has been limited to just 10 first team appearances in the last two years.

After suffering a torn pectoral in the 2014 Good Friday win over St Helens, Iain then suffered a knee injury in training that ruled him out for nine months.

Following extensive surgery and recovery Iain worked his way back to fitness before playing three times on dual-registration for Workington Town.

Chairman Ian Lenagan said: “Despite offering him a similar deal to the one he was on, Iain made the decision that money is the single most important facet of what he is looking for and he’s entitled to do that.

“From our point of view we’re a little bit irritated at the lack of loyalty having taken care of him so well over the last 18 months but players have to look after themselves as well and he’s made this decision.

"Having said that we wish Iain well, he played a key role in the 2013 Challenge Cup success and we will always be grateful for his endeavours when pulling on the Wigan shirt."

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