31. Ramon Silva

Prop Forward

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Position: Prop Forward/Second Row
Previous club: London Broncos
Wigan Debut: N/A

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  • Before playing Rugby League, Silva competed in mixed martial arts including jiu-jitsu, boxing and MMA fighting. He took part in a Nationals competition for Olympic Wrestling aged 13.*

  • Silva was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2001. He moved over to the UK with his parents when he was three-years-old.
  • Silva has a background in mixed martial arts – taught by his father, Ricardo. Ramon previously trained at Nova Forca gym – a gym owned by his father and where professional MMA fighters from UFC and boxers go to train.
  • He recently became a black belt in jui-jitsu and has also competed in boxing and MMA fighting, winning two MMA fights and taking part in a National competition for Olympic Wrestling aged 13.
  • He started playing Rugby League aged 15 at Elmbridge Eagles Rugby League Club. After playing four games, Silva impressed and was signed up by London Broncos.
  • Silva spent three seasons within London’s Academy system and in his first year he played alongside his now Wigan teammate Kai Pearce-Paul.
  • He is primarily a prop forward but can also play as a second rower.

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