Burke has returned a more mature player, says Wane

Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane has admitted that he feels Greg Burke has returned to the club a more mature player than when he left.

Burke re-joins Wigan in 2016 after a season-long loan with Hull KR, where he became a regular of the Robins’ first team during a season in which they reached the Challenge Cup Final.

And Wane believes that he looks to be in “better shape”, and says the opportunity to go and spend time at another club in another environment could work in his favour for 2016 – and he’s looking forward to working with Burke again.

“Greg looks in good shape, and he seems to be more mature than the player who left,” Wane told Wigantoday.net.

“He’s a Wigan lad and going away to a new club, a new environment and having to make a new bunch of friends, it’s helped him.

“And of course he gained a lot of playing experience, and hopefully that will help him kick on.”