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Wigan Warriors bid for prop Sam Hopkins

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Wigan Warriors have made a bid for Leigh Centurions prop Sam Hopkins, according to the Championship club's director Andy Mazey.

The 23-year-old, who signed a one-year deal at the start of the season with the second-tier side, has scored eight tries in 11 appearances so far this term.

"Leigh will meet to discuss two bids later, one of which I can confirm is Wigan," Mazey said on Twitter.

Responding to a report Hopkins could be a Wigan player within days, he added: "Pure speculation at this stage."

Mazey went on to announce that as well as the two bids, a third club has expressed an interest in the former Leigh East forward.

Hopkins was part of the Leigh team that played against Wigan in the Challenge Cup in April, with the Super League leaders winning 60-10. 

On that occasion, Sam Tomkins ran in four tries at the DW Stadium as the  18-times Challenge Cup winners eased past their neighbours to reach the last 16 of the competition.  


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