Wigan youngster Amir Bourouh joins hometown club Halifax on loan

Championship side Halifax have signed young hooker Amir Bourouh from Wigan on a season-long loan.

The 20-year-old has made four appearances for the Warriors since making his first team debut in 2019.

Halifax coach Simon Grix said: “Amir is a local product on his way up in the game and circumstances dictate he needs somewhere to continue his development as he attempts to build on the positive performances he had for Wigan in 2020.”

Wigan assistant coach Matt Peet said: “We feel this is the perfect opportunity for Amir to develop his game and allow us to monitor his performances.

“Halifax are a very professional organisation with a smart coach in Simon Grix. Amir is from Halifax and is excited to represent his local club.”

Bourouh said: “I’m buzzing and honoured to have the opportunity to play for my hometown club for the season.

“I can’t wait to get going and hopefully I can add something to the exciting side Simon has built.”

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