Wigan Warriors' record-breaker Worthington signs for Oldham

Wigan youngster James Worthington - credited with scoring the club's fastest debut try in Super League - has signed for Oldham.

Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, 12:42 pm
Worthington debuted in 2017

The 20-year-old was out of contract with the Warriors and had been told he would not be offered a new deal.

Worthington made his Wigan debut in 2017 and scored a try in the third minute of a 42-30 defeat against Wakefield.

It believe the touchdown, clocked at two minutes 19 seconds, is the fastest scored by any Wigan debutant in Super League.

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But since then he has been unable to force his way back into the senior side and has had stints with Toulouse, Workington and Rochdale.

“I’ve played for a few clubs on loan, but I’m made up to become a fully-fledged Oldham player," said the ex-St Judes junior.

"I’ve been at Wigan since I was 16, so it’s a new challenge for me and I’m eagerly looking forward to it.

“My favourite position is centre, but I can also play full-back and wing."

Samy Kibula (Warrington) has also departed and Callum Field is looking to sign for a Championship club.