Yet another Australian half will change teams in 2013, with former Eel and Bulldog Blake Green to move from Hull Kingston Rovers to the Wigan Warriors, after signing a 2-year deal with Warriors.
With Brett Finch returning to Australia, Wigan needed a new half, and despite having 2 years remaining on his contract with Hull KR, Wigan coach Shaun Wane is excited that Green made the call to join their side.
â€œI am really excited to have Blake Green joining us.
â€œWe have admired his style of play for some time at Wigan with his ability to attack the line, his kicking game and his strong defence.
â€œHe will be a great addition to our squad and has all the qualities we need both as a player and a person.â€
Mike Smith, the Chief Executive at Hull KR, whilst disappointed to see him go, wish him well for the future.
â€œBlake is a very good player and a consummate professional and weâ€™re very sorry to see him move on.
â€œHe went through a lot this season with illness and injury but kept smiling and remained an integral part of the squad, even when he wasnâ€™t playing.
â€œWeâ€™ll miss having him at Hull KR and wish him all the very best for the future.â€
For Green himself, it is a new opportunity that he is looking forward to, and he is thankful to Hull KR for his time spent there.
Iâ€™m really excited to be given the opportunity to play for the Wigan Warriors.
â€œThey are a great club with a proud history which Iâ€™m sure will only improve my game.
â€œIâ€™d like to thank Neil Hudgell and Hull KR for the way they have treated me over the last two years.
â€œThe fans have been brilliant with me from the day I arrived and I leave Rovers with only great memories and some close friendships.
â€œIâ€™m obviously moving onto a new chapter in my career with Wigan and the first two fixtures Iâ€™ll be looking out for will be the ones against Hull KR.â€