Wakefield forward Taulima Tautai will be Wigan’s only recruit for 2015, coach Shaun Wane has confirmed.
The champions are losing centre Darrell Goulding to Hull and Australian stand-off Blake Green is returning home to take up a contract with Melbourne but Wane is happy to plug the gaps from within.
Wane has given four home-grown products their Super League debuts this season and two other youngsters, George Williams and Sam Powell, have played most of the season, deputising for injured duo Green and Michael McIlorum.
“I’m happy with Tautai and I’m happy that Dom Crosby is going to be another 12 months on and all the other players are going to be a bit more mature,” Wane said.
“We’re really young, we just need to be patient with our team. It’s exciting. We’re in fantastic shape as a club and I’m a big believer of building for the future.”
Former Great Britain international Leon Pryce looks to have played his last match for Catalan Dragons.
The 32-year-old former Bradford and St Helens favourite, who is due to join Hull on a two-year contract from 2015, has missed only one of the Dragons’ 26 league and cup matches so far this season, his third with the Perpignan club.
But Pryce is unlikely to be considered for the Catalans’ three remaining league fixtures as they seek to secure their place in the top-eight play-offs.
“Laurent Frayssinous is starting to work for the next season,” said club spokesman Yannick Rey. “Leon won’t be at the club in 2015.”
Salford forward Steve Rapira has returned to New Zealand on compassionate leave.
The 25-year-old forward, who joined the Red Devils on a two-year contract from New Zealand Warriors last September, has been an ever-present since Iestyn Harris took over as head coach in April.
He will miss Sunday’s Super League game at Wakefield after flying home but is hoping to return before the end of the season.
“We will keep in further discussions with Steve ,” said Salford chief executive Martin Vickers. “At the moment he is planning to return.”