St Helens outside-back Josh Simm confirms move to Australia

As confirmed by Serious About Rugby League last month, Josh Simm’s move from St Helens to Wynnum Manly Seagulls has been confirmed by the Australian club.

The 21-year-old, who left St Helens following the conclusion of the 2022 season, will join the Brisbane Broncos’ feeder team who compete in the Queensland Cup for the 2023 season.

Simm will aim to follow in the footsteps of Dom Young who left Huddersfield Giants for Newcastle Knights in 2019 due to limited opportunities, with his bold move down under an undoubted success as he’s thrived on the NRL stage.

Simm made his St Helens debut in 2019 after impressing through their academy ranks, scoring 59 tries in 43 games for the under-19s.

Overall he has made 19 appearances for Saints scoring seven tries, three of which came in a man of the match performance against Leeds Rhinos in 2020.

Simm made seven apperances for the champions in 2022 including the Challenge Cup semi-final defeat to Wigan. The outside-back also made a further five Super League appearances for Hull FC where he spent the second half of last season on loan, scoring two tries.

Speaking exclusively about the move to Serious About Rugby League last month, he explained his decision to leave England.

“It’s a good opportunity for me and my partner,” said Simm. “It’s exciting and it’s a big change. The competition is really good over there and I’m hopeful I can cement a position.

He continued: “I needed a change after the past four years with Saints. Being apart of a team that has won everything was special but I feel like I have nothing to lose going over there to Australia.”

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