25. Sam Halsall

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Position: Centre
Date of birth: 18/08/2001
Heritage number: 1104
Height: 6ft 1
Weight: 87.3kg
Previous club: Wigan Academy (Shevington Sharks ARLFC)
Representative honours: England Academy
Wigan Debut: vs St Helens (H), wing, lost 0-42, at the AJ Bell Stadium, 29/09/2020

Honours

League Leaders’ Shield: 2020

Profile

After a fast progression in Wigan’s Academy with two Grand Final winning medals to show for, Halsall is now part of the Warriors first team.

  • Born in Lancaster, Halsall moved to Orrell at a young age and grew up in Wigan.
  • He went to the same school as fellow teammate Joe Shorrocks, who was in the year above him at St. Peters Catholic High School.
  • After being inspired by his dad who encouraged him to take up Rugby League, Halsall joined Shevington Sharks ARLFC at the age of six.
  • At amateur level, he played at full back and then moved into the halves. After signing for Wiganโ€™s Scholarship system in 2016, he played on the wing and at full back, before moving into centre in the Academy.
  • In his first season playing for the Under-19s team in 2018, he made 13 appearances, scoring four tries. He went on to become a Academy Super League winner after appearing in the Grand Final 14-6 win over Leeds Rhinos at the DW Stadium.
  • In 2019, Halsall progressed in the Under-19s and cemented a permanent place in the side, scoring eight tries and converting 13 goals in 19 games.
  • He started at centre in Wiganโ€™s fifth straight Academy Grand Final appearance and helped the Warriors to their third consecutive title and tenth in the last 12 seasons, following the 22-10 victory over St Helens at the DW Stadium.
  • Making a name for himself on the big stage, Halsall has scored a try in each of the last two Academy Grand Finals for Wigan.
  • Whilst playing within Wiganโ€™s Academy system, the 6ft 1 centre represented Lancashire four times in the Origin series against Yorkshire.
  • Halsall made his professional debut for the Club in September 2020, appearing in a much-changed Wigan side, losing 0-42 to St Helens at the AJ Bell Stadium.
  • Halsall went on loan to Championship outfit Newcastle Thunder, where he made 6 appearances in a successful loan spell.
  • Recalled from Thunder at the end of 2021, Halsall went on to feature 8 times for Wigan and scored 3 tries.

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