Warrington sign Samy Kibula from Wigan

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Warrington have confirmed the signing of young prop Samy Kibula from Wigan on a one-year deal.

The 20-year-old has made a solitary appearance for the Warriors, while spending time on loan at Swinton, Dewsbury and London Skolars.

Kibula was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo but represented England at youth level.

Warrington coach Steve Price said: “Samy’s a young player who has come through the academy system at Wigan.

“He’s a big lad and has certainly got some good leg speed and handy ball skills in him.

“Samy’s been really consistent in his performances over the second part of the season with Swinton and has grown as a young person.

“He’s still got a lot of development in his game and a lot of hard work in front of him but we will be doing everything we can to help him become a first-team player.”

Kibula added: “I’m delighted to have signed for Warrington Wolves.

“It is a club always competing for trophies and that excites me. I am looking forward to meeting all the staff and players. This is a new and exciting chapter in my life and I can’t wait to get started.”


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