Mickey Higham admits there might be ‘a few tears’ as he closes the door on an 18-year playing career against former club Wigan on Sunday. The 37-year-old hooker will run out for one last time as Leigh, where he is now a member of the non-playing staff, take on the Warriors at Leigh Sports Village. Higham, who announced his retirement in November, spent three seasons at the DW Stadium after arriving from a successful stint at St Helens, via Bradford where he didn’t play a game, from 2006-’08.
John Bateman will miss the start of the new Super League season. The Wigan forward is recovering from surgery to a finger he injured during the World Cup. He has been ruled out of the opening game at Salford on February 2 but is hoping to play in at least one of the fixtures in Australia. “We’ll see how it is,” he said. “Maybe I’ll be okay for the Hull game (on Feb 10) but, if not, hopefully the Souths game the week later.”Bateman revealed he suffered the injury in the group win against Lebanon.
Shaun Wane has an extra ‘new’ signing for the 2018 season – French prop Romain Navarrete. The 23-year-old cut short his debut campaign with Wigan to rejoin former club Catalans on loan last summer because he was homesick. “Family is clearly very important to Romain and it is not fair on someone to see them so visibly down,” said executive director Kris Radlinski at the time. Given the reasons for his exit, many expected Navarrete to seek a permanent move away in the winter.
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Selecting a term
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