33. Amir Bourouh

Hooker

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Position: Hooker
Date of birth: 05/01/2001
Heritage number: 1096
Height: 5ft 6
Weight: 84.5kg
Previous club: Wigan Academy (Siddal ARLFC)
Representative honours:
Wigan Debut: vs Salford Red Devils (A), hooker (sub), won 30-26 at AJ Bell Stadium, 22/04/19

Honours

League Leaders’ Shield: 2020

Profile

A 20-year-old hooker who is currently on loan at Betfred Championship side Halifax Panthers.

  • Yorkshire-born Bourouh played for Halifax-based amateur club Siddal ARLFC as a junior.
  • Bourouh played alongside current Wigan teammate Morgan Smithies at Siddal and grew up with him on the Rugby League amateur stage.
  • In 2015, the hooker signed for the Warriors’ Scholarship system at the age of 14.
  • His development in the Academy saw him represent England’s Under-16s side.
  • He made 36 appearances and scored 13 tries in two years (2018 and 2019) playing for Wigan’s Under-19s side.
  • After making his debut for the first team in April last year, Bourouh went on to become an Academy Grand Final winner in September after coming off the bench to play a part in the 22-10 triumph over St Helens at the DW Stadium.
  • Bourouh’s dynamic and explosive runs from dummy half has resulted in him becoming a firm part of the Club’s plans for the future.
  • In his debut season as a full professional, he made three appearances for the Warriors in a season in which they lifted their first League Leaders’ Shield since 2012.
  • On 28th January 2021, it was announced that Bourouh had joined Halifax Panthers on a season-long loan.

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