Forber joins Widnes on loan

  • Tom Forber will join Widnes Vikings on an initial one-month loan deal.
  • The hooker will be available for selection this weekend.
  • Forber has recently played for Oldham Roughyeds in League One.

Wigan Warriors can confirm that Tom Forber has joined Widnes Vikings on a one-month loan deal.

Hooker Forber, who has recently spent time with Oldham Roughyeds in League One, will be available for Widnes’ Championship match against Bradford Bulls on Monday night.

Forber, who made his First Team debut against Hull KR in 2022, has also had spells on loan with Wakefield Trinity in Super League, as well as Newcastle Thunder and Whitehaven in the Championship.

Warriors Transition Coach John Duffy said: “Tom is really excited to join the Vikings and get some quality games in.

“He has areas of his game he needs to be consistent in and being around some quality experienced players will help him to achieve this.”

Widnes Vikings Head of Operations Chris Hamilton commented: “With the departure of Jordan Johnstone, we needed to make sure we had another hooker in and agreed a couple of days ago with Wigan for Tom to be that person.

“He has real quality and will bring a determined and committed attitude with him. I am sure our fans will like what they see from him.”

Tom Forber is sponsored by Care, Love, Learn Childcare Ltd.

Wednesday 05 July 2023