9. Sam Powell

Scrum-half

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Factfile

Position: Scrum-half/Hooker
Date of birth: 03/07/1992
Heritage number: 1041
Height: 5ft 9
Weight: 89.9kg
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

Honours

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

Profile

One of Wigan’s hardcore players in the middle of the field, Sam Powell is a double Super League winner after triumphs in 2016 and 2018.

  • 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. Patricks ARLFC.
  • Spent four years in the Club’s Academy and played a starring role in the 2011 Academy Grand Final win over Warrington Wolves.
  • 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 Sharks 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.
  • Signed a new three year contract in December 2018 that will see him bring up a decade of service with the Warriors.
  • Played 27 times under Adrian Lam in 2019, playing a key role in the centre of Wigan’s defence and attack.
  • Was called up to the England Knights squad in October and started in the 38-6 win in the international fixture win over Jamaica.

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