Sam Powell leaves Wigan

  • Sam Powell leaves Wigan after 12 years with the first team.
  • The 31-year-old has played 272 times for the Club.
  • Kris Radlinski said: “Sam can take immense pride in his accomplishments at the Club.”

Wigan Warriors can confirm that Sam Powell has left the Club to take up another opportunity in the Betfred Super League.

Powell made a try-scoring debut for Wigan against Hull FC in August 2012, and went on to play 272 games for the Club.

He joined the Club aged 16 from Wigan St Patrick’s ARLFC after spending four successful years in the Club’s Scholarship and Academy systems, and played a starring role in the 2011 Academy Grand Final win over Warrington.

Sam developed into a strong leader on and off the field, becoming a key member of Wigan’s Leadership Group and celebrated his Testimonial Year in 2023.

The 31-year-old leaves Wigan as a three-time Grand Final winner, also winning a World Club Challenge and three League Leaders’ Shields. 

Head Coach Matt Peet said: “Sam Powell leaves Wigan having given his all every second of every day. As a leader at the Club, he has made our culture and everyone around him better.”

Peet added: “I feel personally privileged to have worked with him. We wish him and his family all the best on and off the rugby field.”

Chief Executive, Kris Radlinski said: “Sam can take immense pride in his accomplishments at the Club. 

“Throughout his career at Wigan, he has exhibited unwavering dedication, consistently elevating our standards for numerous years.” 

Radlinski added: “His time here has not only been marked by professional success but has also fostered enduring friendships that will last a lifetime. Sam, along with his young family, will always find our door open to them.“

Friday 10 November 2023