4. Iain Thornley


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Position: Centre/Winger
Date of birth: 11/09/1991
Previous club: Leigh Centurions
Heritage number: 1039
Wigan Debut: vs Wakefield (A), wing, won 52-10 at Belle Vue 08/07/2012


Challenge Cup: 2013, 2022
Super League: 2013


  • 30-year-old rejoins Wigan on a two-year deal with an option for a third year.
  • Starting out in Wiganโ€™s Academy system, Thornley โ€“ aged 18 โ€“ switched codes to Rugby Union to joins Sale Sharks.
  • After playing for Sale and a stint at Leeds Carnegie, he re-joined Wigan and went on to play 45 games and score 30 tries in his four seasons at the Club between 2012 and 2015.
  • He was part of the 2013 double winning team and became a Super League and Challenge Cup winner.
  • Since leaving Wigan in 2015, Thornley has played for Hull KR, Catalans Dragons and most recently Leigh Centurions.
  • In May 2022 after returning to the club after 7 years, Thornley was part of the winning side against Huddersfield Giants in the Challenge Cup Final at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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