Morgan Escare: Wigan Warriors bring in Catalans Dragons full-back

Morgan Escare
Morgan Escare scored 64 tries in 91 games for Catalans Dragons

Super League champions Wigan Warriors have signed Catalans Dragons full-back Morgan Escare on a one-year deal.

The 24-year-old France back joined on the same day that scrum-half Matty Smith moved to rivals St Helens on a three-year deal.

Escare, who can also play on the wing, has a one-year option with the Warriors after the 2017 season.

"After four years in Super League with Catalans, I feel the time is right for a change for me," he said.

"I grew up in France watching and admiring Wigan and it will be an honour and a privilege to represent the Cherry and Whites."

Wigan have also re-signed 20-year-old winger Liam Forsyth after a one-year spell at rugby union side Bath, but half-back Matty Smith has re-signed for St Helens.