Iain Thornley has re-joined his former side Wigan Rugby Football Club, popularly known as the Wigan Warriors of the Super League from the Aviva Premiership side the Sale Sharks, it has been announced and has signed a deal that will keep him at the club from Manchester till the end of the 2015 season.
The 20 year old Thornley was a product of the Wigan Warriors youth academy before he decided to change codes in 2010 and join the Aviva Premiership side.
Speaking to the official website of the Wigan Warriors, Thornley stated that this was a great opportunity for him and added that although he did enjoy his time at The Sharks, he was pleased to have been given the chance to return to a side where it all began for him. He also added that it was extremely pleasing for him to know that the club continued to monitor his progress as a player and human being even after he had left the club and it was obviously nice to feel so wanted.
Thornley, who was being seen as a potential superstar at Sale Sharks added that his first duty is to repay the faith that the management at the Wigan Warriors have shown in him by re-signing him from The Sharks and although he knows that it would be difficult to replace the players ahead of him in the pecking order, still he would give it his all to succeed at the DW Stadium.
The 20 year old England hopeful also did not forget to thank the people at Sale Sharks who took him in as a youngster and molded him into the player that he is now and wished each and everyone at the club well for the future and hoped that he would be able to see them lift the Aviva Premiership in the next few years.