Lewis Tierney and Nick Gregson leave Wigan Warriors
Tierney to join Catalans Dragons on permanent deal
- Gregson to take up opportunity with Leigh Centurions
Wigan Warriors announce that Lewis Tierney and Nick Gregson have been released from their contracts and leave the Wigan Club with immediate effect.
Tierney, 22, came up through the Wigan Academy having previously played for Orrell St James ARLFC. He made his Wigan debut in 2013 but only broke into the team last year when he made 23 appearances. Having found games hard to come by this season he joined Catalans in July where he played nine times. Lewis will take up a new permanent deal with the Dragons.
Gregson, 21, a former Wigan St Patricks amateur and another product of the Wigan Academy made his First Team debut in the 28-6 win over Leeds in March last year. He went on to make nine appearances for the First Team in 2016 but was limited to only six outings for Wigan in 2017 spending time at dual-registration club Swinton Lions. Nick leaves Wigan to join Leigh Centurions on a permanent basis.
Executive Director, Kris Radlinski, said:
“Lewis has played regularly whilst on-loan at Catalans and has really enjoyed his time in the South of France. Our situation remains the same at Wigan with Joe Burgess, Tom Davies and Liam Marshall all vying for spots on the wing and Dom Manfredi back next season too it was agreed that it was the best solution for everyone to allow Lewis to join the Dragons on a permanent basis.
“With the age Nick is at now he needs to be playing regularly at a good level. With the wealth of international talent in the Wigan back-row and the emergence of young forwards like Jack Wells and Callum Field we simply couldn’t guarantee Nick much game-time going forwards.
“Both Lewis and Nick have handled their situations in a very professional manner and leave on great terms. We wish them well for the future.”