Wigan's Liam Farrell says he has no NRL ambitions
Wigan back row Liam Farrell says he has no desire to become the latest Super League player to move to NRL.
Last Updated: 25/04/13 11:14am
In recent years a number of high-profile players have joined clubs in Australia, with Farrell's Warriors team-mates Lee Mossop and Gareth Hock also set to make the move at the end of the season.
However, 22-year-old Farrell, who signed a new five-year deal this week, says his ambition is to continue representing his hometown club.
"I grew up in Wigan, watched the great Wigan team and all I wanted to do was play for Wigan," Farrell told the Manchester Evening News.
"To play in the NRL is not a big desire of mine. For now I just want to do my bit for Wigan.
"I grew up here and watched the great players - players like Kris Radlinski, Andrew Farrell and Sean O'Loughlin have spent their entire careers here a that appeals to me. I would love to emulate that.
"Nothing has changed. Signing a new contract was a bit of a non-brainer - I paused for about two seconds when told about it and said: 'Great, I want to stay.'
"Shaun Wane is a great coach and there is 100 per cent total respect for him.
"He seeks perfection in everything he does. He can bring out the best in you as a player but he is also a first-class teacher. He cares for his players.
"I am really enjoying my rugby. I work hard and am pleased with how things are going for us."