Position: Half back
Date of birth: 18/05/2003
Heritage number: 1117
Previous club: Wigan Academy (Wigan St Patricks ARLFC)
Wigan Debut: vs Huddersfield Giants (A), half back, at the John Smith’s Stadium, 12/05/2022
*A product of the Wigan Warriors Academy, Astley trained with the first team throughout pre-season and has continued to during the 2022 season.
- Born in 2003 in Billinge, Astley started playing Rugby League at the age of five for Wigan St Patricks ARLFC.
- Astley also played at Wigan Rugby Union at the age of 12. The half back won a National Cup Final for Wigan St Pats along with a number of cups at school level with Standish High and Wigan RUFC.
- He represented England Under-16s and also spent two years with Sale Sharks Academy and is accustomed to both codes of rugby.
- The half back has played in all five games for Wigan’s Reserves side this year – winning all five games and scoring four tries.
- The 18-year-old played alongside Harry Smith in the halves in the Reserves win over Hull FC earlier this year.
- When he starts in the halves tonight, he will gain the Wigan Heritage Number 1117.