New Wigan Warriors head coach Adrian Lamb has made his first signing since taking over from the departed Shaun Wane, with the capture of London Bronco’s experienced half back Jarrod Sammut.
The 31 year old was a massive part in why London returned to Super League, with his exceptional form helping them to wins over Widnes and Halifax in the qualifiers before scoring both the goals during their surprise 4-2 win over Toronto Wolfpack in the Million pound game.
After asking for a release on family grounds from his contract with the Bronco’s, the Warriors
were quick to snap up the former NRL player who started his career with Penrith Panthers before moving to the northern hemisphere and playing in super league with Bradford Bulls, Wakefield and Wales Crusaders, before dropping down to the championship.
Speaking about his move north he said;
“It's a massive opportunity for myself to play for one of the biggest clubs in Super League. I'm really excited to get stuck in and play my part.
“I hope I can bring a different style of rugby and attacking flair to the team, as I've been around the game for quite some time.”
While his new head coach was full of praise for the new addition to his squad as he commentated on the club website,
” Jarrod is a player who can produce a little bit of magic and keep defences guessing. He's a livewire type of half-back, and he'll add to our options in the halves, “Having spoken to him, Jarrod is hungry to show he has what it takes to produce the type of footy he is capable of on a consistent basis for a club the size of Wigan.
“I'm excited to be working with him, and I'm sure all of our fans will enjoy seeing him take to the field in the cherry-and-white jersey.”
Sammut is expected to take the scrum half role for the Warriors, forming a half back partnership with England’s George Williams, while Thomas Leuluai who was recently awarded the number 7 shirt and Sam Powell are expected to share the hooking role.