Bourouh makes Halifax move

Halifax Panthers have announced the signing of Wigan Warriors hooker Amir Bourouh on a season long loan ahead of the new season.

The 20-year-old represented local amateur side Siddal in his junior days before catching the attention of Wigan who then awarded him with an academy contract at the age of just 14 in 2015.

A number of impressive performances for the Wigan Academy earned the youngster a call up to the England U16’s side.

After making his Wigan first team debut in 2019 against Salford Red Devils, Bourouh then went on to become an Academy Grand Final winner in their 22-10 victory over St. Helens.

Reacting to the news, Bourouh said: “I’m buzzing and honoured to have the opportunity to play for my hometown club for the season. I can’t wait to get going and hopefully I can add something to the exciting side Simon has built.”

Head Coach Simon Grix added: “Amir is a local product on his way up in the game and circumstances dictate he needs somewhere to continue his development as he attempts to build on the positive performances he had for Wigan in 2020.

“He is quick out of dummy half and aggressive in defence with good habits from a successful environment.  I’m sure he will prove to be a good acquisition.”

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