The Wigan Warriors, the World Club Challenge champions, have re-signed England international Dan Sarginson on a two-year deal.

Sarginson is re-joining Wigan after spending a season with the Gold Coast Titans where he made five appearances before his season was cut short with a shoulder injury. Previously he spent three years with Wigan where he scored 26 tries in 82 games and left as a Grand Final winner after an excellent performance in the 2016 win over Warrington at Old Trafford.

Kris Radlinski, Wigan’s executive director, said, “We were recently made aware of Dan’s situation in Australia and acted swiftly to secure his return to Wigan. A real competitor, Dan was phenomenal in the 2016 Grand Final and put in a performance that will live long in the memory. He has been desperately unlucky with the injury he sustained whilst at Gold Coast but is fit again now and will arrive in the UK on Saturday and join the rest of the squad on a three-day training camp in Wales as they continue to prepare for the 2018 season.”

The team’s head coach, Shaun Wane, was also enthusiastic about Sarginson’s return, “Dan joined us as a youngster in 2014 who was relatively new to the game and left us as a Grand Final winner and an England international. He knows what we’re all about and having spoken with him recently I know just how keen he is to play regularly, compete for honours and get started with pre-season training.”

Sarginson said that he was excited to be returning to the club where he had the “greatest moment” of his career. He said that he is pleased to have had the experience of playing in the NRL but is now looking forward to “getting back amongst it with the boys and to the new season ahead.”