24. Chris Hankinson

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Factfile

Position: Centre
Date of birth: 30/11/1993
Heritage number: 1088
Height: 6ft 1
Weight: 93.2kg
Previous club: Swinton Lions
Representative honours:
Wigan Debut: vs St Helens (H), centre, lost 6-14 at DW Stadium, 19/07/2018

Honours

Super League: 2018
League Leaders’ Shield: 2020

Profile

A powerful and athletic running back who is currently on loan at Betfred Championship side London Broncos.

  • Hankinson is a former junior of Ashton Bears. He began his career at Salford Red Devils before moving to Leigh Centurions.
  • He impressed in a loan spell at Barrow Raiders and signed for Swinton Lions where he established himself as one of the lower league’s finest backs.
  • The centre joined Wigan in July 2018 on a two-year deal from Swinton.
  • Hankinson scored his first try for the Club in his second appearance against Catalans Dragons at the DW Stadium, but his season was cut short after suffering an eye injury in the 25-20 win.
  • He returned to the side in 2019 and went on to make 18 appearances, scoring two tries and converting 16 goals. His consistent performances saw him rewarded with a one-year contract extension in June.
  • During his time with the Warriors, Hankinson has also played in the Championship for Swinton on dual registration.
  • With stiff competition in the centre positions, he made three appearances and converted three goals in the 2020 season which saw the Club lift the League Leaders’ Shield.
  • On 31st December 2020 it was announced that Hankinson would join Betfred Championship side London Broncos on a year-long loan deal for 2021.

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