36. Liam Byrne

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Position: Prop
Date of birth: 18/08/1999
Heritage number: 1092
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Previous club: Wigan Academy (Cadishead Rhinos)
Representative honours: Ireland
Wigan Debut: vs Hull FC (H), prop (sub) (scored one try), lost 22-23 at the DW Stadium, 25/02/2019

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One of the new faces in the 2019 Wigan squad after playing a key role in Darrell Goulding’s 2018 title winning Under-19s team

  • With two years in the Academy, he became a double Under-19s Grand Final Winner
  • Was awarded the 2018 Wigan Warriors Official Supporters Club ‘Riversiders’ Player of the Year
  • The 19-year-old started his rugby league career at amateur club Cadishead Rhinos and was given a trial with Wigan, after impressing a local amateur coach at Wigan St Judes ARLFC who informed the Warriors Academy about him
  • Whilst on trial he caught the train from Salford and cycled to training every morning to make it on time
  • Stand-out performances led to him being signed up by the Warriors in 2017
  • A forward known for his strength, authority and no-nonsense attitude
  • Has played for the Wigan Reserves and Championship side Swinton Lions on dual-registration, while also representing Ireland at international level in the 2018 European Championships

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