The Rugby Football Union was last night said to be involved in secret talks to sign Great Britain rugby league stars Andy Farrell and Kris Radlinski, with the aim of picking them for England at the 2007 World Cup in France.
The Wigan players are said to be tempted to switch codes, and the contract offers for the pair are said to be worth upwards of £200,000 a year.
Sale are said to be interested in signing both players for next season.
Wigan have also terminated Luke Davico's two-year contract on the eve of the Super League season. The Australian prop tore a pectoral muscle in his only appearance for the club, a pre-season friendly against Salford, and has little chance of playing this year.Reuse content