Warrington promote England academy duo

Warrington Wolves have handed academy stars Josh Thewlis and Ellis Longstaff full-time contracts until November 2022.

Thewlis, 17, became Warrington’s second-youngest debutant in the Super League era in 2019 starting at fullback against Catalan Dragons, helping guide his side to a 34-4 victory at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Longstaff, also 17, is yet to make a first team appearance but his performances in the academy have earned him a promotion to the first-team squad.

Paul Anderson, Warrington’s academy head coach, said: “As a club, we are extremely excited that two more players have graduated from our academy system, as we aim to keep producing our own players of a high standard with the belief that we can make Warrington Wolves a continued threat at the top of Super League.

“Both Ellis and Josh are hardworking and humble people, and fully deserving of these contracts. They are not only a reflection of what they do on the field but also of the continued hard work they do of it.”

 

About Josh McAllister 1679 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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