Warrington appear to be producing some top youngsters at the moment.
Josh Thewlis starred for the Wire this year and came away with the club’s Young Player of the Year Award, Connor Wrench also shone at centre whilst the likes of Ellis Longstaff and Eribe Doro have shown that they can flourish in the pack. Clearly under-19s coach Paul Anderson is having a positive influence at the Halliwell Jones.
However, one Warrington youngster has elected to leave the club. Scrum-half Dave Gibbons has impressed on loan in 2021 with Hunslet in League One and has chosen to make the move permanent by signing a one-year deal with the Yorkshire club.
When explaining the decision to leave Super League behind, Gibbons told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “I’m aiming to build myself as a player and book a regular place in the team.
“I want to learn more about myself and further improve the way I guide the team around – and help take the side as far as it can go.”
With the recent arrival of George Williams and the persistent brilliance of Gareth Widdop, it’s likely Gibbons felt first team opportunities would be few and far between with the Wolves despite his obvious talent.
He’s now set to take League One by storm, and who knows perhaps we could see him in Super League in the next few years.
It’s a big weekend in general for the Gibbons family. His dad, David, and uncle, Anthony, both of whom played together for Leeds in 1996 and at a number of other clubs including Batley, will be hoping the Leeds Rhinos women can claim a second consecutive Super League title with a Grand Final win over St Helens on Sunday.
The duo are assistant coaches in the Rhinos’ women set-up and are looking to again add to the team’s short but trophy laden history.