‘Bit strange’: Wigan Warriors’ Chris Tuson agrees two-year deal with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

By Mark Shales

Wigan Warriors forward Chris Tuson will leave the DW Stadium at the end of the season after agreeing a two-year deal with Super League rivals Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

The 23-year-old, who had a try disallowed when the side’s met last Sunday, has made more than 70 appearances for the Cherry and Whites since progressing through the Wigan academy.

And despite the apprehension of making his first-ever transfer, Tuson admitted head coach Richard Agar and former Wigan teammate Richard Mathers were key in selling the move to him.

“It’s been a bit of a strange one because I’ve been at Wigan all my life so I’ve never signed for another team,” he told Wakefield’s website.

“I spoke to [Wakefield fullback] Richard Mathers because I know him from when he used to play at Wigan.

“He said good things and they are a really good team as they proved on Sunday, it was a really tough game.

“I’m really excited and looking forward to going and showing Wakefield and the fans what I can do as well as bringing as my experience from playing in the Wigan team.”

The Leyland-born player made his senior debut in 2008, coming off the bench in front of 22,000 fans as the Warriors narrowly saw off Leeds Rhinos 23-22 at home.   

And Tuson, who spent a month on-loan at Castleford Tigers in 2010, insists he will remain committed to the Warriors for the remainder of the year.

“I am a Wigan player and I want to see this season out with Wigan,” he added.

“I’ve come through this system with quite a few of the boys and I want to finish well, win some trophies and have a real strong end to 2013.”

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