Wigan prop Ollie Partington makes Super League switch

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Salford have confirmed the signing of prop Ollie Partington from Wigan on a two-year deal from next season.

The 24-year-old has made 92 appearances since making his first team debut for hometown club Wigan in 2018.

Partington, a current England Knights international, has played in a Super League Grand Final with the Warriors.

He said: “I’m over the moon to have signed for Salford. After speaking to Paul Rowley I knew it was the right place for me. I can’t wait to get going with the lads and looking forward to meeting the fans.”

Salford coach Paul Rowley said: “It’s great news that Ollie has chosen our club to continue his journey.

“I’m looking forward to seeing him playing alongside our lads and know he will fit in perfectly.”

Red Devils director of rugby and operations Ian Blease added: “I’m really excited about capturing the signing of Ollie. It’s a real statement of intent getting a player of his ability, and he’ll fit straight into the culture created at our club.

“I expect him to flourish as a player and progress into competing for international honours during his time here, hopefully for a long time to come.

“When I first met with Ollie, I was really impressed with his attitude to playing rugby and it is clear he will fit right in within our incredible group.”

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Matt Peet sends best wishes to Ollie Partington

Wigan coach Matt Peet said: “Salford have got themselves an outstanding character for the next two years.

“In Oliver he is a player and a person we are immensely proud of and wish all the best for the future. I wish to thank Oliver for his attitude and commitment since joining Wigan as a scholarship player. He has given it his all and is a credit to himself and his family.”

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