Wigan Warriors duo make immediate loan moves

York Knights have announced the double signings of Wigan Warriors backs Adam Jones and Reagan Sumner on one-month loan deals.


Jones will provide utility value to the Knights with his ability to play at half-back, centre and as a winger.


The 20-year-old has previously represented Cornwall on loan, making three appearances, all at half-back, for the Betfred League One club last year, including scoring a try on his first-grade debut against Midlands Hurricanes.


Jones, who represented Leigh East and Leigh Miners as an amateur, joined Wigan’s youth set-up in 2017 and was part of the Warriors side that won the Reserves Grand Final last year.


Former Wigan St Judes amateur Sumner can feature either as a winger or at full-back.


Like Jones, the 19-year-old is a regular in the Warriors’ Reserves side while also training with the club’s first-team squad.

Knights Head Coach Andrew Henderson, who is proudly sponsored by Haxby Sports Bar, said on the additions: “It’s vitally important for us to bring in players at this moment in time due to our injury situation.


“I’ve been working tirelessly to speak to Betfred Super League that may have players available.


“I’m really thankful that Wigan have allowed us to bring in Adam and Reagan, two players who train regularly with their first-team and play for their Reserves side.


“This is a huge opportunity for them, coming into this environment at this level.


“Plus, we needed to bring in some fresh bodies to help our own players and give them a lift.


“I’ve heard some good things about Adam and Reagan, who are two of the older players in Wigan’s Reserves side, who train regularly with the first-team, so they won’t be unfamiliar with playing and training against men of a certain standard.


“We needed some more cover in the outside backs, so it was important to secure their services.


“We’ll have a look at them at training this week and see where they’re at ahead of both potentially featuring this weekend.”