Experienced veteran Jarrod Sammut has found himself a new club for the upcoming season landing at Workington Town, having previously played for the Cumbrian side back in 2015 and 2016.
Sammut hasn’t had far to move considering he played for Cumbrian rivals Barrow Raiders in 2023, however he’s now confirmed his home for 2024 will be with Town.
The Maltese international will turn 37 next month but will have lots to offer in League One given his impressive pedigree that boasts over 100 Super League appearances.
Sammut made the move from the NRL in 2010 and since then has played for the likes of Wakefield Trinity, London Broncos and even Wigan Warriors whilst in Super League.
Workington confirmed the signing of Sammut via a statement released on their club website.
It read: “We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have re-signed Australian half back Jarrod Sammut for the 2024 season.
“Sammut, a proud dual code Maltese international who most recently has been with Cumbrian rivals Barrow Raiders enjoyed a very productive period at Town in 2015 whilst on loan and then after signing permanently in 2016 made 37 appearances and scored 33 tries as he became a huge fan favourite.
“He then went on to play for Leigh, Wigan and London before his stint at Barrow Raiders and his career record shows a return of over 1700 points from just over 300 games to highlight the points potential he will bring to the Workington Town squad.
“Sammut’s signing adds significant impact to Town’s preparations ahead of what is going to be very competitive 2024 Betfred League 1 division and fuels the ambition of the club to be pushing at the top end of the table.
“The signing has been made possible by a number of factors and the solid base the club has built on and off the field over the last 12 months has created a platform to build upon.
“The significant additional funding provided by the Blue Knights support group has enabled the club to proceed with confidence and we thank them and encourage any other like minded supporters to join the group so we can continue to attract players to the club. We would also like to thank the 100 club and the 1945 club for their support in assisting squad building in 2024.”
Sammut will have plenty of time to embed into the squad with League One not starting until mid March, the extended and revamped 1895 Cup taking place first in which Workington have been grouped with Cumbrian rivals Barrow Raiders and Whitehaven.