After signing a new deal with Wigan Warriors, we take a closer look at Ethan Havard’s career so far with ten facts…
- Havard was born on the 26th October 2000 in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, where his father worked in telecommunications and his mother was a nurse.
- Continuing a family tradition, he was named Joseph Ethan Havard, as his father is called Joseph Kieron Havard and his grandad is called Joseph Brian Havard.
- His family moved to Bath when he was six-months-old, before moving to his father’s hometown, Wigan, a few years later.
- The prop got his first taste of rugby league when he was five-years-old, as he started playing for Wigan St. Patricks ARLFC, where his father was a coach.
- Havard joined Wigan’s Scholarship system half-way through 2016, and in his first full season in 2017, he was awarded The Riversiders (Wigan Warriors Supporters Club) Under-16s Player of the Year.
- In 2018, he was promoted to Under-19s level in the Warriors Academy and played a part in the Grand Final winning squad that beat Leeds Rhinos 14-6 at the DW Stadium.
- The 19-year-old’s strong performances led to him being handed a first team debut in a 46-10 victory over Wakefield Trinity last July.
- He also continued to impress at youth level and won his second Betfred Academy Super League in 2019, as the Warriors beat St Helens 22-10 in the Grand Final.
- In total, whilst playing for the Under-19s, Havard scored 16 tries in 42 appearances.
- At the start of the 2020 season, he was handed the No.30 shirt, and has made eight first team appearances for Adrian Lam’s side so far this campaign.
For the full details on Havard signing a new deal at Wigan, click HERE.
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