Whitehaven RL have announced the signing of Jack Bibby from Wigan Warriors on an initial two-week loan deal and will go straight into Jonty Gorley’s plans for this weekend’s AB Sundecks 1895 Cup play-off vs Sheffield Eagles.
An England youth international Bibby has been at the Wigan club since Under 15’s and has captained the academy side making his first team debut for the Warriors in their pre-season encounter vs Newcastle Thunder earlier in 2022. He also has first team experience as he had a 2 game spell at Oldham on loan last season scoring one try.
Haven head coach Jonty Gorley said: “We’ve got Jack on a two week loan agreement. He comes with plenty of wraps off Wigan’s Darrel Goulding. He’s a good young front row forward with plenty of size and skill, who’s been going well in the reserves. Jack has came through the Wigan youth system and captained the academy.
“So hopefully this arrangement gives Jack the opportunity to show what he can do with stepping up in competition from reserves.
“With the injuries we have at the minute, I’d like to thank Wigan for helping us out.”
Director Ashley Kilpatrick said “We start with a massive thank you to Wigan Warriors especially Darrell Goulding & Matty Peet who have agreed to let Jack join us for the next 2 weeks when we need that help due to our ongoing injury crisis.
“Jack is a mainstay of the Wigan system he’s been there since he was under 15’s and captained them at academy level, he’s also an England youth international.”
“I can’t wait to see Jack playing for us, he’s a tough lad and aggressive, he also has a very good skill level with ball in hand.”