Wigan prop Liam Byrne signs new four-year deal

Wigan have handed a new four-year deal to young prop Liam Byrne.

Byrne, 20, broke into the Warriors first team in 2019, making 14 appearances under Adrian Lam.

Coach Lam said: “Liam is showing real promise and we were very pleased with how well he equipped himself last season.

“He’s an imposing young man, tough and has an extremely impressive work-ethic which we believe will put him in good stead for the years ahead.

“He still has plenty to work on – he is by no means the finished article – but he’s in a great place to kick-on and we’re delighted to see him put pen to paper on this new deal.”

Byrne helped Ireland to qualify for the 2021 World Cup, appearing in their qualifier against Italy, and has been handed the number 20 shirt at the DW Stadium for the new season.

Prior to his Wigan debut, Byrne had loan spells at Workington, Leigh and Swinton.

He said: “I’m very happy to sign a new-deal with Wigan. Ever since I’ve been at the Club I’ve improved as a player and I’m lucky to have so many great coaches and senior players around me to help me develop my game.

“I know that the hard work is ahead of me but I’m excited by the challenge.”

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