Wigan Warriors starlet signs long-term deal: ‘There’s no other place I’d want to be’

Drew Darbyshire
Brad O'Neill Wigan Warriors

Brad O'Neill in action for Wigan Warriors

Wigan Warriors hooker Brad O’Neill has signed a new four-year deal with the club that will keep him at the club until at least the end of 2027.

The 20-year-old hooker has made 37 appearances for the Warriors since making his first team debut for his boyhood club in 2021.

O’Neill helped Wigan win the Challenge Cup last year, playing in his first major final as the Warriors lifted the cup at Tottenham.

On signing his new contract, O’Neill said: “I’m really happy to have signed for four years at the club, I’m really excited about the future and to work with Matt (Peet).

“I’ve been at the club a long time already and there’s no other place I’d want to be.”

Wigan Warriors coach delighted to secure long-term future of Brad O’Neill

O’Neill came through Wigan’s scholarship and academy systems after linking up with the club from Halton Farnworth Hornets, who are based in Widnes.

Warriors coach Matt Peet said: “We are delighted that Brad will be with us for the next four years.

“I love working with him and he brings so much enthusiasm to the group.

“He is another outstanding product of the local community game and our academy system.

“I hope everyone who has been involved with him over the years is very proud.”

Having lost at Wakefield last week, Wigan will aim to return to winning ways when they take on rivals Warrington at the DW Stadium in Friday night’s televised Super League clash, 8pm kick-off.

Peet’s side are currently fourth in the Super League table, having won 11 from 18 games so far this season.

The Warriors face Hull KR at Headingley in next week’s Challenge Cup semi-finals, with the other semi-final seeing Super League champions St Helens face the in-form Leigh Leopards.

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