Salford Red Devils sign Wigan Warriors forward for 2023

2022 has been a massive season for the Red Devils.

Paul Rowley’s Red Devolution has taken off after an up and down start and guided them as far as the Super League semi-finals in which they were unlucky to lose to St Helens and miss out on this weekend’s title decider which sees the Saints take on Leeds.

As is often the case after Salford have a good year, there’s a fear that as one of the clubs without a massive budget that they could lose their star players ahead of the following season as they did in 2020.

However, they’ve made a statement signing tonight that proves the club is set to remain strong going into 2023 and only head in the right direction under Paul Rowley.

This is because they have signed Wigan forward Oliver Partington on a two-year deal. A versatile forward who can play prop and at loose forward, Partington has signed a deal which will see him stay at the club until at least the end of 2024.

One of many exciting forwards recently produced by the Warriors, Partington has Grand Final experience playing in the 2020 decider against St Helens where he was a bounce of the ball away from being crowned a Super League Champion.

That wasn’t to be but he may well have another crack at success at Salford based on 2022 and the positive climate which exists around the club especially with Brodie Croft likely to stay based on what he said at the Man of Steel awards on Tuesday night.

The announcement is timely with confirmation that Sam Luckley is headed to Hull KR earlier this week and with Greg Burke and Jack Wells moving to Barrow as was confirmed earlier today.

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