Crosby swaps Wigan for Super League rivals Wolves
By Peter Gilbert
Last Updated: 18/10/16 2:16pm
Dom Crosby has left Wigan Warriors to join Super League rivals Warrington Wolves on a two-year contract.
Crosby joined Wigan's academy six years ago and has 102 appearances for the Warriors since being handed his first team debut in the Challenge Cup in 2012.
Head coach Tony Smith told Warrington's website: "He's a player I've admired for some time and I know he has a great attitude towards training and has a very competitive nature.
"I think he has the potential to develop into a fantastic player for us; he has a wide range of skills and is very ambitious. I look forward to working alongside him."
The 25-year-old prop forward has played in the last four Grand Finals, including last week's win 12-6 win over the Wolves.
Wigan's head coach Shane Wane said: "Having handed Dom his debut in 2012 it has been a pleasure to watch him grow and mature both on and off the field.
"Dom has enjoyed success at the Wigan club winning two Grand Finals and playing over 100 games. He endured a difficult spell at the start of the year because of injury but bounced back well and deservedly walked away from Old Trafford last week with a winners' ring.
"This was a difficult decision but one that we felt was right for all parties. Everyone at the club wishes Dom well."
Chairman, Ian Lenagan, added: "Dom was keen to agree a new and improved contract with Wigan which we were unable to commit to.
"After internal discussions, it was felt that the team had more than enough strength in the front-row to allow Dom to leave. "
Back-row forward Andre Savelio has agreed a one-year deal for next season and will join from local rivals St Helens.