GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 29: Dan Sarginson of the Titans is tackled by Dane Gagai of the Knights during the round nine NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Newcastle Knights at Cbus Super Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

After only one season in the NRL, Gold Coast Titans centre Dan Sarginson is being linked with a return to the Super League.

The Titans are reportedly ready to release Sarginson should he find a new deal and he has been in talks with his former club Wigan, along with Hull Kingston Rovers.

24-year-old Sarginson left the Wigan Warriors ahead of the 2017 season to join the Titans but a shoulder injury restricted him to just five games for the season.

Sarginson was also caught in some off-field issues during the year, facing a Gold Coast court on assault charges after allegedly pushing a security guard during a night out.

He was later acquitted of all criminal charges relating to the incident at the Burleigh Heads Hotel on June 24.

There have been mixed feelings from Wigan fans on Twitter with the prospect of Sarginson returning to the club.


  1. “a shoulder injury restricted him to just five games for the season”

    A shoulder injury has never kept a player out of first grade for 22 weeks out of 26. That may be the excuse but the truth is he just couldn’t cut it. I said before he stepped foot off the plane that Sarginson would not make it in the NRL. His form for England in the 2016 Rugby League Four Nations was NSW Cup standard at best as he looked out of his depth playing at that level. Nothing changed during his short stint in the NRL and he couldn’t even get selected for England in the WC just 12 months after the Four Nations.

    IMO the only non-NRL playing poms of the English WC squad that could make it in the NRL are: James Roby (St Helens), Alex Walmsley (St Helens), Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos), Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants), George Williams (Wigan Warriors). At 35 yrs Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan Warriors) is too old to make the transition and although Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves) looked good for England in the WC at 30 yrs and given his playing style who would not make it through an entire NRL season. Toss the rest back into the “little pond” of the English SL where old NRL players go to spend their retirement.

    • Add youngsters Tom Johnstone and Jamie Shaul to that list, although English backs never make it in the NRL, these blokes are different and in my opinion, they could carve out very good careers over here. Also I think Daryl Clark could make it in the NRL, he’s an very talented hooker, better runner than Hodgson just not as good of a kicker. As for forwards, I think McMeeken, Taylor, Westerman and Farrell could make it over here aswell. I would add Houghton to this list, but his size worries me.

      • Forgot Watkins aswell, he’s an very strong outside back probably England’s best Centre in years. Even Bateman could make it over here, but as a second rower and not an Centre. I’d also throw Stevie Ward in there too.

        • I don’t rate Watkins or Bateman or even Lomax on his WC performance. As fir tge others I’m not sure I was going iff tge English WC squad.

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