Wigan Sign Sam Eseh Jr

  • Wigan Warriors snap up Sam Eseh Jr on an initial two-year deal.
  • Eseh joins from Wakefield Trinity after loan spells at Barrow and Featherstone.
  • 20-year-old prop forward joins Warriors from 2024.

Wigan Warriors are delighted to announce the signing of Sam Eseh Jr on a two-year deal from Wakefield Trinity with an option for a third year.

Eseh, who featured 16 times for Wakefield in 2023, was handed a first team contract in January 2021, rewarding his progress through the Trinity Scholarship and Academy ranks where he was under the tutelage of Mark Applegarth.

The East Leeds Community Club product carried off the 2022 Championship Young Player of the Year prize after impressing on loan at Barrow, then Featherstone. Eseh, who is 6’4″, beat London Broncos halfback Oli Leyland and York winger AJ Towse to the seasonal second-tier award.

On signing for the Warriors, Eseh said: “I’m really excited to be signing a deal with the Warriors. Growing up playing rugby I’ve always known Wigan as a club that is relentless in anything they do and that’s something I can’t wait to be a part of. 

“I’d also like to thank Wakefield Trinity and the staff for giving me the opportunity to get to this point in my career.”

On the arrival of Eseh, Matt Peet said: “Sam is a player we have been tracking for a few years and it is the right time for him to join us.

“He has already proved himself capable of performing at Super League level and we are confident his attitude will be a good fit for our Club. We look forward to welcoming Sam and his family.”

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Monday 23 October 2023