- Shorrocks to leave Warriors in pursuit of more game time.
- 23-year-old has played 75 times for the Club scoring three tries.
- Matt Peet: “He is an excellent all-round player who deserves to show what he is capable of week in and week out.”
Wigan Warriors utility player Joe Shorrocks has left the Club after five seasons in the first-team squad.
The 23-year-old came to the decision in pursuit of more playing time.
After playing for Wigan St Patrick’s ARLFC, Billinge-born Shorrocks joined the Club’s Scholarship system in 2014, progressing through the Academy as a loose forward.
Joe also played for Lancashire and England youth teams and was a member of the England Academy side that beat Australia 2-0 in 2018, a year in which he was also part of the Wigan Academy Grand Final winning team.
He made his first team debut at second-row in a defeat to Wakefield in April 2019. He played 18 games in his first full season in 2020 and was the Club’s joint Young Player of the Year in an ever-present 2021 season.
He leaves Wigan a two-time League Leaders’ Shield winner.
Head Coach Matt Peet said: “We completely understand Joseph’s decision to move on. It has been a pleasure to coach him for me and the rest of the Wigan staff.
“He is an excellent all-round player who deserves to show what he is capable of week in and week out. We thank Joe for all his hard work and wish him all the best for the future.”