Thomas Leulaui says Wigan’s new signings are working hard, amid rumours of unrest surrounding one of their high-profile captures.

A report in The Sun yesterday claimed that Jackson Hastings is having second thoughts about his move to the Warriors, though the club has been quick to dismiss the speculation.

And Leuluai said: “We have got some real quality players, who have all come into the club and are working hard.

“We’ve obviously just started but it’s a good way to get them on board, and hopefully they can add something new to the squad.”

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Leuluai says much of the focus so far has been on strength, conditioning and fitness.

“We haven’t done that much game plan stuff; it is about improvements and playing to your strengths on the condition side.

“The first two or three weeks is focused on getting fitter, but everyone has come back in pretty decent shape.

“I’m one of the older ones so I get looked after a little bit, but still put the work in.

“I just need to manage myself after a few little niggles at the back of the year, so it is just a case of taking it slow.”

In addition to new signings like Hastings, Leuluai is confident that the club’s younger players can also play a role in helping the Warriors be successful in 2020.

“We are lucky that we have a strong academy and that we have got some really good players coming through. They don’t just strengthen the squad; they are pushing for spots too.

“They’ve seen the standards around the club, we’re a pretty honest group so if someone isn’t tugging along it’s not just the older boys saying it.

“Nothing changes for myself, I go about my business and my standards.”