“I couldn’t imagine playing anywhere else”- Sam Powell signs new deal

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Sam Powell Wigan

Wigan Warriors have announced hooker Sam Powell has signed a new two-year deal, keeping him at the club until the end of 2024.

Powell has been with the club since the age of 16, and made his debut for the club back in 2012. Since then, he has made 243 appearances for the club, scoring 39 tries. He has also spent time out on dual-registration with South Wales Scorpions and Workington Town.

The 29-year-old has also helped the club to several major honours. He has won one World Club Challenge, two Super League Grand Finals and two League Leaders’ Shields.

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In 2018, he also got a taste of international rugby league. Powell was selected in the England Knights squad for their tour of Papua New Guinea. He also played in the friendly against Jamaica a year later.

Powell couldn’t imagine playing anywhere else

On his new deal, Powell said: “I’m honoured and delighted to be staying at this great Club for at least another two years.

“The Club has been everything to me and my family and I couldn’t imagine playing anywhere else.”

Warriors Head Coach Matt Peet added: “Sam guides the team on and off the field and has the competitive spirit that every great Wigan player has.

“Sam is determined to make his next few years his best ones and we would expect nothing less from him.”

Executive Director Kris Radlinski said: “Sam is a strong leader at the Club. He is a cultural architect who demands high standards every day.

“He has tremendous humility. Even though he never played in the Cup Final, his presence on the training field and around the team that week was pivotal to our success.”

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