Warrington confirm six departures at the end of the season

Gareth Widdop Warrington Wolves
Gareth Widdop in action for Warrington

Warrington have confirmed that skipper Jack Hughes and England half-back Gareth Widdop will be amongst six players leaving the club at the end of the season.

Widdop, 33, made the move to Super League ahead of the 2020 season and was the club’s Player of the Year in 2021.

He has been sidelined recently with a shoulder injury and is unlikely to feature again for the Wolves.

The former Melbourne and St George-Illawarra man has been linked with a move to Castleford.

Hughes was captain when Warrington lifted the 2019 Challenge Cup by beating Saints, a match in which the back-rower played at stand-off.

He joined from Wigan in 2016 and has made 169 appearances, and also been sidelined recently with a shoulder injury.

Further departures

On-loan prop Kyle Amor, who has been at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in a deal from St Helens, has already confirmed he is off to Widnes for 2023.

Australian forward Jason Clark is also departing, and he will move on to Limoux Grizzlies ahead of the new French Elite Championship season in the winter.

Former London Broncos forward Matt Davis, another 2019 Challenge Cup winner, will leave after four seasons, as will Robbie Mulhern.

Mulhern has spent two seasons with the Wolves, making 45 appearances, after moving from Hull KR in a swap deal that saw Luis Johnson go in the other direction.

A club statement said: “A special presentation will be made to our departing players at the end of our final home game against Castleford Tigers this Thursday evening in which fans can show their appreciation.

“The Club would like to express our gratitude to our departing players for their efforts during their time with the club and we wish them all the best for their futures in the game.”

Warrington squad overhaul continues

Warrington coach Daryl Powell is overseeing a rebuild at the club which has seen several comings and goings already this season.

Josh Charnley and Mike Cooper departed for Leigh and Wigan mid-season, while Billy Magoulias was released from his contract after just seven appearances.

Centre Toby King went out on loan to Huddersfield, and it was confirmed earlier this week he will go out on loan for the whole of 2023 to Wigan.

The recent signings of Matt Dufty, Thomas Mikaele and Matty Nicholson will be joined by several new faces in 2023.

The Wolves are signing Catalans pair Gil Dudson and Sam Kasiano, as well as NRL duo Paul Vaughan and Josh McGuire.

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