Wigan sign Sam Walters from 2024

  • Wigan secure the signature of highly-rated prop Sam Walters from Leeds Rhinos.
  • The 22-year-old will join Wigan from the start of the 2024 season.
  • Walters: “I can’t wait to develop my game and become a small part in future success.”

Wigan Warriors are delighted to announce the signing of prop forward Sam Walters from the 2024 season.

Currently at Leeds Rhinos, the 22-year-old will join the Warriors on a 3-year deal. Walters is a Halton Farnworth Hornets junior and joined the Rhinos Academy from Widnes Vikings in 2019, going on to win Academy Player of the Year in his first season. 

He made his Super League debut in the back-row for the Rhinos against Catalans Dragons in September 2020 and has played over 20 Super League games for the Club. He started from the bench in the 2022 Super League Grand Final and has also had loan spells at Batley Bulldogs and Bradford Bulls.  

On signing for the Club, Walters said: “I am looking forward to joining Wigan Warriors next season. To be part of such a successful team is exciting and I can’t wait to develop my game and become a small part in future success. 

He added: “Thank you to Leeds Rhinos for the last few years but I felt the time was right for me to take on this challenge. “

Wigan Head Coach Matt Peet said: “Sam has the skill and stature to play through the middle or as a back rower. We look forward to welcoming him and supporting him to fulfil his undoubted potential.“

Monday 26 June 2023