Samy Kibula dreams of playing alongside his brother for Warrington

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

Warrington’s new recruit Samy Kibula hopes to take to the field with his younger brother one day for the club’s first-team. 

The 20-year-old has joined the Wolves on a one-year deal from rivals Wigan, where he made one first-team appearance.

Kibula’s younger brother Ambrose, 16, is on the club’s scholarship system, and Samy dreams they can play together for Warrington’s first-team one day.

He said: “I was in bed when I got the phone call from Warrington when said they wanted to sign me and I jumped out of bed, told my mum and she was buzzing.

“I then told my littler brother Ambrose, who joined Warrington’s scholarship before I came here so he was really happy for me when I told him.

“We both want to play together in the first-team so I’ve got to work really hard and so has he.

“It’s been really good here so far. All the lads have been great since I’ve come here and so have the coaching staff. It feels like I have been here for a couple of years but it has only been three months and I’m really enjoying it.”

Kibula, who was born in DR Congo, spent time on dual-registration and loan at Swinton, Dewsbury and London Skolars while at Wigan.

But he won’t have to worry about finding game-time next year though because the Rugby Football League has relaunched its reserves competition.

Kibula added: “I want to play as many games as I can for the first-team this year and get back to playing my best rugby.

“I wasn’t playing my best rugby last year so I just want to get back to enjoying the game.

“Last year and the year before were difficult because I didn’t know where I was going to be playing each week.

“It was tough because you have got to learn moves quickly and they expect you to play well but with the reserves, they play the same style as the first-team so it is much better for the younger players.”


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