Wigan Warriors Adam Keighran New Goal-Kicker Decision

Wigan Warriors Appoint Adam Keighran as Permanent Goal-Kicker

Wigan, UK – In a strategic move, Wigan Warriors head coach Matt Peet has confirmed that Australian off-season recruit Adam Keighran will take over the team’s goal-kicking duties permanently, replacing Harry Smith.

Prior to last night’s Super League Round 8 clash with Castleford Tigers, Smith had converted 29 out of 47 attempts across all competitions, including missing six of 12 in last weekend’s Challenge Cup tie against the same opponents. This inconsistency led to Peet’s decision to hand the kicking reins to Keighran.

“It’s not a headache at all. I’ve made the decision to give Adam the goal-kicking and that’s how it’ll stay,” Peet said after the 36-14 victory over Castleford. “Harry was really positive about giving Adam an opportunity, and he’s seen the quality Adam has been delivering in practice.”

To the surprise of the DW Stadium audience, Keighran stepped up to convert Bevan French’s early try, showcasing his precision. Although Smith did resume kicking responsibilities once Keighran was substituted in the second half, Peet has firmly stated that the Australian will be the team’s designated goal-kicker going forward.

Keighran’s Withdrawal a Precautionary Measure

Peet also confirmed that Keighran’s withdrawal was merely a precautionary measure, following a knock during the game. The Warriors boss expressed his confidence in the team’s kicking options, praising the strong partnership and hard work of both Keighran and Smith.

This strategic change in the goal-kicking responsibilities is expected to provide stability and consistency for the Wigan Warriors as they navigate the remainder of the Super League season.

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