Pongia going to Wigan next week.

Quentin Pongia the New Zealand Test Prop is joining Wigan for the remainder of the season.

Wigan Chairman Maurice Lindsay said, "Quentin is looking to finish his career in England and we were asked by his Manager Frank Endacott if Quentin could train and play with us for the remainder of the season. It will put him in the shop window should he wish to try for a British club next year and will give us some forward cover for the remainder of the season."

Frank Endacott said, "Quentin is reaching the end of his career but he is still fit and actually played for the Sydney St.George club last week. I am sure he will help the development of the young forwards at Wigan and I was pleased to be involved with my old club again."

Wigan Head Coach Stuart Raper commented, “Quentin will be great for us for the remaining matches this year and will be great cover as we enter a tough end to the season."

Quentin is set to arrive in England early next week and could be involved in next Friday's home Tetley's Super League clash against the Castleford Tigers.

Graham Emmerson - Wigan Warriors Press Officer.