Thornley returns to Warriors
Wigan have re-signed centre or second rower Iain Thornley from rugby union.
The 20-year-old, who came through Wigan's academy, was on the verge of a Super League debut when he switched codes two years ago.
He moved to Premiership club Sale Sharks on a three-and-a-half -ear contract but spent most of last season on loan to Championship club Leeds.
Wigan rugby general manager Kris Radlinski said: "This is good news for the club.
"We were disappointed that Iain chose to leave us two years ago but understood his reasoning. We made sure it was an amicable departure since we always felt that one day he may wish to return.
"He is a terrific athlete. He has made a brave choice in returning to rugby league and the Warriors as he was impressing many people in rugby union."
Thornley said: "This is a great opportunity for me and I am thrilled to be given the chance to return to the Wigan Warriors.
"It is my aim to pay Wigan back by working hard, earning a place in the side and playing to the best of my ability."