Former Wigan Warriors youngster signs for Betfred League 1 side Cornwall RLFC

Cornwall RLFC have announced the signing of a former Wigan Warriors youngster.

By Amos Wynn
Monday, 17th January 2022, 9:09 pm
Updated Monday, 17th January 2022, 9:10 pm
Joe Purcell previously played for Wigan's U19s
Joe Purcell previously played for Wigan's U19s

Joe Purcell will join the Betfred League 1 club for the forthcoming season after impressing during a recent open player trial.

The 22-year-old, from Widnes, previously played in Wigan’s U19s side, before dropping into the amateur game.

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Speaking to Cornwall’s RFLC’s club website, Purcell said: “I’m over the moon and I can’t wait for the adventure. It is a whole new club, starting from the bottom and I can’t wait to be part of the journey.

“The lifestyle in Cornwall looks amazing. I’m buzzing to be moving down here with my girlfriend and start a new life, get cracked into this rugby and spread the word in Cornwall.

“I saw the trial advertised and I saw it as the perfect opportunity. I travelled down for six hours with my dad for the trial, did the trial and fortunately I was offered a contract.”

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