Sam Wilde Commits To 2019

Sam Wilde Commits To 2019

4th October 2018

Widnes Vikings are delighted to announce that Sam Wilde has committed his future to Widnes Vikings, putting pen-to-paper on a one-year deal.

Wilde, 23, first joined the Vikings on a month-long loan in May 2017 from Warrington Wolves. He impressed in his short spell at the Halton Stadium, earning himself a permanent move for the following year. 

Sam started his professional career at Warrington Wolves, going on to make 18 appearances, including a starting role in the 2016 Super League Grand Final defeat to Wigan Warriors. The forward also had spells on loan at London Broncos and Rochdale Hornets before moving to the Vikings for the start of the 2018 season.

Wilde has since gone on to pass 50 career appearances during his time at the Vikings, making 25 appearances in 2018, scoring in each fixture against Hull FC during the season.

Sam Wilde, says: “It’s a massive weight lifted off my shoulders and I’m happy to have it all sorted. I’m really excited for next year and what we can achieve in 2019.

“We all know that last season wasn’t good enough, and results didn’t go the way that anyone involved with the club wanted. But we now have to flip that and take a look at the positives, and use them to get this club back to where it belongs in Super League.”

“Despite what happened on the field this year, I’ve really enjoyed my time here since joining, so that made it quite an easy decision for me to re-sign.

“You can see what the club is trying to do with the youth system they have in place, and having spoken with James Rule about the club’s ambitions and where we want to go, I knew that I wanted to be a part of it.”

James Rule, CEO of Widnes Vikings, says: “Sam’s hard work both on the training and playing field is self-evident. I’m delighted that he is committed his future to Widnes Vikings.

“As with all the players, who have committed to date, it’s inspiring to see how much our club means to them and their determination to drive us back into Super League at the end of the 2019 season”.

Sam is proudly sponsored by Widnes Dry Cleaners.

Sam Wilde Commits To 2019