Greenwood loaned to Rhinos

2 Mar 2020 10:43
Published by: Daniel Almond


WIGAN Warriors back-rower Joe Greenwood will head to Leeds Rhinos on a two-month loan deal with immediate effect.

Greenwood, who has yet to make an appearance for the Warriors in 2020, heads to Emerald Headingley to link-up with Richard Agar’s side.

Greenwood signed for Wigan mid-way through 2018 and made his debut in a win against Leeds Rhinos at the DW Stadium in June. He went on to score four tries in 11 appearances in his debut campaign for the Club – including featuring in the Grand Final triumph over Warrington Wolves.

Wigan Warriors executive director, Kris Radlinski: “Joe has been honest with us about wanting to play regular Super League rugby and we were up-front with him by outlining how with a fully-fit squad to choose from, we couldn’t guarantee him when his next opportunity would be in the up-coming weeks.

“Things have progressed with Leeds and all parties felt it was a good opportunity for the player and it would be wrong for us to stand in his way. The situation was approached in a considered manner and we will review it in eight weeks’ time.”

Meanwhile, Jack Wells and Ben Kilner have joined Toronto Wolfpack on a one-month loan with immediate effect.

Prop Kilner and back-rower Wells head to Brian McDermott’s side with immediate effect. Wells has made 13 appearances for the Warriors since his debut in 2016 and he spent last season on-loan with the Warriors’ dual-reg partners, Swinton Lions, as he battled back from a major foot injury.

Warriors executive director Kris Radlinski said: “Both Ben and Jack have impressed us during the off-season with their efforts and application.

"This opportunity has presented itself for them both to experience Super League rugby and get some much needed game-time, which we believe will beneficial for all parties concerned. They’re two promising forwards, who will benefit from time on the pitch and under Brian McDermott they have a great coach to work under.”

Wigan also have Romain Navarette on loan at Wakefield for the season while Josh Woods and Craig Mullen are at Leigh.


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