SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 02: Bevan French of the Eels walks from the field during the round 13 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Newcastle Knights at ANZ Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

English Super League outfit the Wigan Warriors are hoping to retain Australian star Bevan French after a dominant display in the Challenge Cup, per The Canberra Times.

French scored three tries in the Warriors’ 58-12 win over St Helens and has been linked to a move home for 2021.

Despite being tipped to return to the NRL for next season, Wigan coach Adam Lam is hopeful the Australian fullback will remain with the Warriors.

“He’s been unbelievable for us and he’s only going to get better if we can keep him here next year,” Lam said.

“We’re doing our best to keep him.

“It’s well known that he’s getting a few bites from the NRL but it’s not a done deal and be reassured we’ve left no stone unturned. I talk to Bevan every day and that will continue.

“We’re working hard as a club to make sure he gets what he wants but at the end of the day it’s Bevan who has to make that decision.”

French played 47 games for Parramatta between 2016 and 2019 before moving to England.

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