Wigan release Josh Ganson as he joins Championship club on trial

Drew Darbyshire

Former England Academy captain Josh Ganson has been released by Wigan and is currently on trial at Widnes. 

The 21-year-old hooker came through the academy at Wigan and made his Super League back in 2017 against Castleford.

Ganson, who is son of former referee Steve, is currently on a month’s trial with the Vikings and is free to join another club with immediate effect following his release from Wigan.

In a statement released by Wigan, it read: “Wigan Warriors have released 21-year-old hooker Josh Ganson from the last season of his current three-year contract.

“Both the club and the player have been frustrated by the lack of opportunities to play quality time either for the Warriors or on dual-registration.

“The former captain of England Academy and Wigan Academy is now free to join another club with immediate effect.”

Ganson scored three tries in nine first-team appearances for Wigan, while playing 15 times for Swinton on dual-registration as well as a solitary appearance for London Skolars.