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.
Some snippets from the Widnes members meeting – former Wigan hooker Josh Ganson has joined on a four week trial, club still under RFL special measures (and has been since the signing of Liam Hood before Xmas)
— James Gordon (@jdgsport) May 7, 2019
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.