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Wigan Warriors Prop Ben Davies and Second Row Forward Jack Hughes have both joined Co-operative Championship side Barrow Raiders, Ben has joined on a four week Loan deal while Jack has signed a Dual Registration Contract.
Players are eligible for Dual Registration only with Championship and Championship One Clubs and only if they are outside the top 20 players (financially) of the Super League Clubs playing squad.
The deal means that Jack can play for both the Warriors and Raiders at any time throughout the Season other than Challenge Cup games, providing him with an opportunity to play First Team Rugby League against senior players in a very competitive Championship side and gain higher-level match experience.
The Club proved last season that the system works, and the Players and Clubs benefit.
Ben and Jack will continue to do their physical training programme with Wigan early in the week and then train with Barrow before playing at the weekend.
Rugby Manager, Kris Radlinski said:''We have found that the loan and dual registration contracts work perfectly for us. We liaise closely with the chosen Clubs to make sure that the player is getting what we require out of the move.