30. Matty Nicholson

Loose Forward

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Position: Loose Forward
Date of birth: 18/07/2003
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Height: 6ft 1
Weight: 96kg
Previous club: Siddal


A product of the Wigan Warriors Academy, Nicholson earned a first team squad number for 2022.

  • Born in Halifax, Nicholson started playing Rugby League at Siddal at the age of 7.
  • The forward won the National Cup with amateur side Siddal at U16s level.
  • Nicholson has also represented England at U16s level against France, gaining victory in both tests.
  • A hard working and skilful player, Nicholson likes to run with the ball but also likes to get passes away and offer creativity to his surrounding team.
  • The 18-year old has signed on loan for Betfred Championship side Newcastle Thunder for the 2022 season to gain first team experience, though Wigan do have the call-back option should Sutton be needed in Cherry & White.
  • Nicholson returns to Thunder having played for the North East side in a game against Bradford Bulls in August 2021 on a short-term deal.

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