39. Joe Shorrocks


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Position: Loose Forward / Second Row
Date of birth: 25/11/1999
Heritage number: 1095
Previous club:
Representative honours:
Wigan Debut: vs Wakefield Trinity (A), second row (sub), lose 30-20 at The Mobile Rocket Stadium, 12/04/19


Before deciding to full concentrate on rugby league, Joe Shorrocks was part of Preston North End Football Club Academy, as well as Lancashire County Cricket Club.

  • Born in Billinge, Shorrocks grew up in Wigan and went to St. Peters High School in Orrell.
  • He balanced his love for football and cricket, as he turned to rugby league, playing for amateur club, Wigan St. Patricks ARLFC.
  • Shorrocks signed for the Wigan Scholarship system in 2014 and has since progressed immensely in the Under-16’s and Under-19’s teams as a loose forward.
  • Not only playing for Lancashire’s and England’s youth sides, the 19-year-old was a member of the successful England Academy who beat Australia 2-0 in the series last year.
  • The back-rower was also part of the Wigan Under-19’s Grand Final winning side against Leeds Rhinos at the DW Stadium.
  • In 2019, the youngster has played four times for the Under-19’s, scoring two tries in the opening round against London Broncos.
  • Shorrocks made his senior debut as he came off the bench against Wakefield Trinity in April 2019.

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