Barrow Raiders sign Salford Red Devils duo

Josh McAllister
Greg Burke Barrow Raiders

Barrow Raiders have announced the signings of Salford forwards Greg Burke and Jack Wells ahead of the 2023 Championship season. 

Burke, 29, joins the Championship outfit on a two-year deal. 25-year-old Jack Wells has signed a contract until the end of the 2023 campaign.

Experienced Burke has made a single appearance already for the Raiders – on dual-registration last season. He has made 42 appearances for Wigan, 21 for Hull KR and 84 for Salford.

Wells, meanwhile, has made 14 appearances in total for the Red Devils, scoring once. A product of the Wigan Warriors academy, he played 18 times in cherry-and-white, six of which were starts. 

Barrow Raiders make double signing

“I’m at a point where I want to be enjoying my rugby, and I feel like I can do that playing in this side,” Burke said. 

“When I came here on dual-registration. I really enjoyed playing with the team. The way they set up to play really suits my game, with us being allowed to play a little bit with the ball. 

“I’m joining a club that is doing things really well. I want to come in and add my Super League experience, bring a lot to this side, and hopefully the lads will enjoy playing alongside me.”

Back-rower Wells has also featured twice for Paul Crarey’s Barrow in 2022. The pair further bolster the Raiders’ forward pack, who confirmed the signing Ben Evans from Bradford in June.

“To move to a club like Barrow Raiders is very exciting,” Wells said. “I can’t wait to start next season. 

“I’m excited to get started and hit the ground running. We know there’s a lot of pressure to make the play-offs again. Having watched lots of the club’s highlights, they play a lot of expansive rugby and I can’t wait to adapt to that system.

“All you want to do is play and enjoy the moment, and from the two games I’ve played with Barrow I know the club is a good fit for me.”

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