Wilde Signs For 2018

Wilde Signs For 2018 widnesvikings.co.uk

1st September 2017

Widnes Vikings are delighted to announce the signing of Sam Wilde for the 2018 season.

Wilde, 21, joined the Vikings on a month-long loan in May 2017 from Warrington Wolves. He impressed in his appearances for the Vikings, earning himself this two-year deal with the Club.

Sam can play at loose forward and second row, and has made 18 appearances for Warrington Wolves, including a starting role in the 2016 Super League Grand Final. He came to prominence in Warrington's 2016 season, when he was instrumental in their victories over Hull FC and St Helens, which secured their 2016 League Leaders Shield and qualification for the Grand Final. The forward has also had spells on loan at London Broncos and Rochdale Hornets.

Sam Wilde says: “I’m thrilled to have joined Widnes Vikings. I really enjoyed my month-long loan earlier this season, so I am excited to now make this permanent move. It’s a great set-up at Widnes Vikings and I felt like I improved during my time at the Club, so signing was an easy decision to make.

“It’s pleasing the coaching team have appreciated me as person and player, and have sought to bring me back on a permanent basis. I’m looking forward to wearing the Widnes Vikings shirt and getting out in front of the supporters again next season.” 

Denis Betts says: “I am very pleased with this signing. Sam really impressed when he came here on loan. He’s young but he also has good experience too, including playing in a Grand Final. He can add a lot of competition to our forward pack, especially at back row. I’m excited by his addition to our squad.”

Sam is now available for sponsorship for the 2018 season. If you are interested in sponsoring Sam, please contact Dave Rolt on daver@widnesvikings.co.uk/0151 495 2550.

Wilde Signs For 2018 widnesvikings.co.uk