Ex-Wigan Warriors, Bradford Bulls and Wakefield Trinity man Jarrod Sammut locks in club for 2023

Former Wigan Warriors, Bradford Bulls and Wakefield Trinity man Jarrod Sammut has locked his club in for 2023.

The influential halfback, 35, first joined the club ahead of the 2022 campaign and has quickly gone on to become a real fan favourite.

In total, the Malta international has scored 20 tries in 25 appearances in all competitions, adding a further 45 goals.

Sammut has been instrumental in Barrow’s successful run to the play-offs, and the club have revealed how pleased they are to see him remain.

On his decision to stay, Sammut said: “It really puts the mind at ease, knowing that your future is secure. It allows me now to focus on finishing the season strongly with the Raiders.

“The style of play that Paul wants is quite free-flowing, and with the squad that we’ve got – myself, Hakim Miloudi and Tee Ritson – we’ve had a lot of joy coming from that type of rugby.

“It’s been evident that we’ve enjoyed our season so far. It’s been a great year, but we’ve got to try and end it on a high.”

Barrow Raiders chairman Steve Neale said: “We are absolutely delighted to secure the signing of Jarrod Sammut. He has been pivotal in our success this season and has produced many memorable moments that have swung games in our direction.

“He continues to be an exceptional talent at the latter end of his career, and has attracted a lot of interest from elsewhere.

“2023 promises to be another great chapter in the club’s history.”

Director of rugby Andy Gaffney added: “Jarrod had a lot of interest from other clubs, so to have him commit to Barrow for another season is a massive boost for us.

“He has really shown us what he is all about, and all the tries he has scored proves what an all-round maverick he can be.

“I’m sure the supporters will be looking forward to watching Jarrod again next season. He’s one of the most exciting players in our game.”