Wigan Warriors’ Ben Flower has signed a new four-year deal that will see him stay with the club until the end of the 2020 season.
Former Wigan Warriors centre Darrell Goulding has retired from Rugby League at the age of 27 due to health concerns.
He recently suffered a concussion on Easter Monday.
Wigan, who overcame Warrington Wolves 30-20 on Thursday, have confirmed full-back Sam Tomkins – who bagged 144 tries in 152 games for his hometown club before his move to Australia – will return to the DW Stadium on a four-year deal, for a fee in excess of £200,000.
Wigan Warriors’ Ben Flower was handed a six-month ban for punching St Helens’ Lance Hohaia in the opening two minutes of last season’s Grand Final but has now served his suspension, gaining inclusion to the squad to face Warrington Wolves at the DW Stadium on Thursday evening.
Welsh international Flower received a six-month ban following his sending-off in the Trafford showpiece for a double-punch on St Helens’ Lance Hohaia.
The Warriors issued a statement on their website explaining Flower had been found guilty of gross misconduct due to violent conduct, bringing into disrepute the Wigan club and the game of rugby league.
Wigan will make the short trip to Merseyside on Thursday February 5 before they face up against Grand Final victors Saint Helens on April 3 at the DW Stadium