4. Oliver Gildart


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Player Profile


Position: Centre/Wing
Date of birth: 06/08/1996
Heritage number: 1063
Height: 180cm/5ft 11ins
Weight: 82kg/12st 2lbs
Previous club: Wigan Academy (Wigan St Pats ARLFC)
Representative honours: England, England Knights
Wigan Debut: vs Warrington (A), centre (one try), won 28-0 at Halliwell Jones Stadium, 21/08/2015


World Club Challenge: 2017
Super League: 2016, 2018 GFs
Super League Young Player of the Year: 2017


A man for the big occasion, Gildart has crossed the whitewash in huge games such as the Super League Grand Final (2016), Challenge Cup Final (2017), World Club Challenge (2017) and on his England debut in the first Test of the 2018 Baskerville Series against New Zealand

  • A product of the Wigan Academy, Gildart joined the Club aged just 15
  • Played and scored in the 2014 Academy Grand Final win over Warrington and represented England at Academy level in the same year
  • Son of Ian who made 139 appearances for the Wigan Club from 1986 to 1993
  • Spent time on loan at Salford Red Devils and on dual-registration with Workington Town in 2015, before a try-scoring debut for Wigan at Warrington in August
  • Played in the 2015 Grand Final in just his seventh First Team appearance

  • Member of the 2016 Grand Final winning team at the age of 20

  • Played and scored in the 2017 World Club Challenge win over Cronulla
  • Overcame a back injury to score 15 tries in 20 games and won the 2017 Super League Young Player of the Year Award
  • Scored 13 tries in 28 games in the 2018 campaign, as he is renowned for showing a quick turn of pace to cross the whitewash
  • Won the 2018 Try of the Year at the End of Season Awards for his eye-catching effort against St Helens in August 2018
  • Won his second Grand Final ring in three years after the triumph against Warrington in 2018
  • Excellent performances in 2018 led to him being named in the England squad for the three-match series against New Zealand
  • Won the 2018 Baskerville Shield after the 2-1 series victory against the Kiwis and played in all three games, scoring the winning try on his debut in the first Test

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2019 Statistics

  • 03 Games Played
  • 00 Tries Scored
  • 00 Conversions

Career Statistics

  • 90 Games Played
  • 45 Tries Scored
  • 00 Conversions
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Date Played Pos Result Score Try Goal Drop Goal Points
17/02/2019 Sydney Roosters CE L 8 - 20 0 0 0 0
08/02/2019 Leeds Rhinos CE W 34 - 16 0 0 0 0
31/01/2019 St Helens CE L 12 - 22 0 0 0 0


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