9. Sam Powell


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Player Profile


Position: Scrum-half/Hooker
Date of birth: 03/07/1992
Heritage number: 1041
Height: 178cm/5ft 10ins
Weight: 91kg/14st 4lbs
Previous club: Wigan Academy (Wigan St Pats ARLFC)
Representative honours: England Knights
Wigan Debut: vs Hull FC (H), scrum-half (one try), won 48-10 at DW Stadium, 03/08/2012


World Club Challenge: 2017
Super League: 2016, 2018 GFs
League Leaders’ Shield: 2012 (one appearance)


A double Super League Winner in 2016 and 2018 both against Warrington

  • A versatile player who is equally competent at half-back or hooker, as seen in 2016 when he was named Players’ Player of the Year after standing in at nine for much of the year
  • Joined Wigan at the age of 16 from Wigan St Pats ARLFC
  • Spent four years in the Club’s Academy and played a starring role in the 2011 Academy Grand Final win over Warrington
  • Made his First Team debut in August 2012, scoring a try in a win over Hull FC
  • Held down a regular spot in the First Team during 2014 and signed a new long-term deal with the Club on the eve of the 2015 season
  • Won the Super League Grand Final at the third attempt in 2016
  • Started at hooker in the 2017 World Club Challenge win over Cronulla and featured off the bench in the 2017 Challenge Cup Final vs Hull FC
  • Won his second Grand Final ring after starting at hooker against Warrington in 2018
  • Selected for the 2018 England Knights’ Tour of Papa New Guinea and played in both games, five years after his last appearance when he scored two tries against Samoa
  • Heading into his eighth season as a Wigan player, the 26-year-old signed a new three year contract in December 2018 that will see him bring up a decade of service with the Warriors

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2019 Statistics

  • 03 Games Played
  • 00 Tries Scored
  • 00 Conversions

Career Statistics

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


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