Tom Davies joins Catalans Dragons from Wigan Warriors on two-year deal
"Tom is an outstanding addition to our squad," says Catalans coach Steve McNamara
Last Updated: 07/11/19 6:09pm
Catalans Dragons have increased their ex-Wigan contingent with the signing of winger Tom Davies on a two-year deal.
Davies, 22, was contracted to the Warriors until the end of 2023 after signing a new five-year deal in 2018, but the club has a wealth of wingers ahead of him.
He was a tryscorer in Wigan's Grand Final win over Warrington in 2018 and went on the England Knights' end-of-year tour to Papua New Guinea, but has not played since breaking a leg in the derby with St Helens on Good Friday.
Catalans coach Steve McNamara said: "Tom is an outstanding addition to our squad.
"He is a young player who loves to carry the ball in yardage, has outstanding speed and power and knows his way to the try line.
"After meeting him and seeing his enthusiasm to join our team, I had no hesitation in signing him.
"I feel we now have very healthy competition for places in our outside backs and we look forward to his immediate arrival at the club."
Davies, who came through Wigan's academy, will be reunited with former team-mates Sam and Joel Tomkins, Michael McIlorum and Lewis Tierney at Stade Gilbert Brutus.
"I'm very excited about getting over to France and meeting up with all the boys, coaches and getting back into training," he said.
"Catalans is a huge club with a massive future and they're making history with everything they do, and that's something I'm honoured to be a part of.
"I know how much Steve and the squad want to win trophies and that's what really drew me to the club, knowing they had big ambitions. I'm looking forward to a big year in 2020 and helping the team in any way I can."