Wigan Warriors (Super League outright 13/2) coach Matty Peet says new signings Patrick Mago and Abbas Miski have adapted well to the club and are ready to make an impact in 2022.
The Warriors are going with a new coaching setup this season after the departure of Adrian Lam, following his failure to win the Betfred Super League last year.
Alongside Peet will be club legend Sean O’Loughlin and Lee Briers, while Shaun Wane returns in a leadership role.
Peet has focused on bringing in some new arrivals to bolster his options ahead of the new campaign, which Wigan begin away at Hull KR (Match betting – Hull KR 11/8, Wigan 4/7, draw 22/1) on February 11.
Prop Mago has joined up from the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the Australian NRL.
The 27-year-old New Zealander has arrived to help boost the Warriors pack, while winger Miski will give extra options after his switch from Championship side London Broncos.
Other arrivals include half back Cade Cust and Kaide Ellis from Australia, while centre Iain Thornley joins from relegated Leigh Centurions.
Speaking specifically about Mago and Liski, Peet says he has been very happy with the way they have slotted into the group and is expecting big things this season.
On Mago, Peet said: “He’s been brilliant, just really natural in the way he has fit in. He mixes well and has bought into what the club is about, which is always important.
“He’s just settled in quick, when we were looking at him we spoke to Sam and Tom Burgess, Wayne Bennett too, and we knew we were getting a player who would gel well.”
On Miski, he added: “Again, he’s bought into everything available to him here, nutrition, conditioning, recovery. He’s an outstanding athlete, a bit of a freak in the gym, and if we can just enhance some parts of his game he’s going to be a fantastic asset for us to have at our disposal.”
Wigan are looking to win their first Betfred Super League Grand Final since 2018 this year.