At 33 years of age Anthony Minichiello knows his career is drawing to a close.
When you consider how many injury problems he has battled over his career, it’s almost a miracle he is still playing. Not only that, Minichiello is playing pretty damn well for the Sydney Roosters.
The Roosters clearly have other plans as far as the fullback position goes for 2014 and beyond, and right now Minichiello is probably weighing up either staying at the Roosters on a small salary to maybe play on the wing for next season, or a move overseas to play either Rugby League or Rugby Union.
One move I’ve been hearing about or a while would see Minichiello head to Super League and play for Wigan.
Wigan will lose Sam Tomkins at seasons end. While the clubs seems to be positioning a few youngsters to possibly step in for Tomkins, it would be hard to turn down the opportunity to sign a player like Anthony Minichiello.
I think Minichiello still has enough left in him to play really well in Super League. As long as he get the right help in terms of injury prevention, I think he could play for a number of seasons without any problems in Super League.
While Wigan will lose a few players at seasons end, the club has been smart. They have set themselves up for next season and they should still be a top Super League team for a few seasons to come.
Having achieved everything short of winning a World Cup, Minichiello has nothing more go prove at the highest level. I think moving to Wigan would be a great way for Anthony Minichiello to end his Rugby League career.
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Jan 30, 2023 0