Warriors’ tribute to Luke

Luke Rhoden  (centre) with Wigan Warriors academy team-mates
Luke Rhoden (centre) with Wigan Warriors academy team-mates
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A BUCKET collection will be held ahead of Wigan’s game with Warrington in memory of former academy player Luke Rhoden.

The 25-year-old died in Ibiza last week and friends and family are raising funds to pay for his repatriation.

Luke went through the club’s scholarship system alongside players such as Sam Tomkins, Lee Mossop and Liam Farrell and represented the Warriors academy in 2007 and 2008 before playing semi-professionally at Oldham.

As well as the bucket collection ahead of tonight’s match, fans are planning a commemorative applause in the 25th minute to mark his memory.