Warriors make double swoop

27 Jun 2019 01:39
Published by: Kian French

WIGAN Warriors have made a double swoop ahead of next season.

They have landed highly-rated forward Mitch Clark from Castleford and threequarter Jake Bibby from Salford.

Twenty-six –years-old Clark has blossomed at Castleford after coming through the ranks at Doncaster, Hull KR and York.

Wigan Executive Director Kris Radlinski, said: “We are delighted to have signed Mitch for next season. I believe he is one of Super League’s most destructive forwards and in a very good Castleford side, he has built the reputation as one the league’s fiercest middles. 

"What has impressed me in our conversations is how much he wants to play for Wigan Warriors, how he wants to conduct himself off the pitch, at training and how much he wants to play a prominent role for our Club. We’re extremely excited to see him in the Cherry and White next season.”

Clark said: “It’s a massive Club with so much history which speaks for itself. This is one of the biggest Clubs in the world - I’m majorly looking forward to joining.”

Wigan-born Bibby has been in impressive form for the Red Devils in 2019, having scored seven tries in 11 appearances.
Radlinski, said: “Jake has proven at Salford that he is a high-level Super League performer and competitor. The exciting thing for Wigan Warriors, and for Jake, is that we believe he still has room for improvement. 

"He is a well-built, strong ball-carrier who possesses great footwork and has an eye for the try-line. Jake can play across the backline, is equally adept at centre as he is on the wing and as a Wiganer, it’s great to have him fulfil his exciting potential with his hometown club.”
Bibby came through the ranks at Salford through their academy system in 2015, making his debut for the AJ Bell Stadium based outfit as an 18-year old.

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