Wigan confirm Gildart departure

Wigan confirm Gildart departure

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Wigan Warriors have announced centre Oliver Gildart will leave the Club at the end of the 2021 season to join Wests Tigers. 

A product of the Wigan Academy, Gildart, 24, has been a first team regular since 2016 – making 129 appearances and scoring 61 tries for his hometown Club.  

The Great Britain and England international is a double Super League winner with Wigan and was also part of the World Club Challenge triumph in 2017.  

Reacting to the news, Gildart said: “I’ve been living my childhood dream playing for my hometown club since the age of 11. 

“I’ll never forget my debut try against Warrington and of course, it doesn’t get much better than playing in front of a packed Old Trafford and scoring a try in a Grand Final win.

“I’ve had the privilege of being surrounded by legends year in year out at this Club who have helped me become the person l am today.

“However, it’s been no secret that I’ve wanted to challenge myself over in Australia. When Michael Maguire and his team showed interest, it became clear that Wests Tigers is where I want to be in the next stage of my career. 

“My priority is to get back to playing my best rugby in Cherry and White and finish the season off with another Grand Final ring in front of the fans.”

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