Dewsbury Rams can confirm that 22 year old winger/centre Joe Wardill has joined the club for the 2021 season.

Wardill is a former Super League player having risen through the academy and reserve sides he has played a number of fixtures for Hull KR’s first team.

In 2018 Wardill signed a three year deal at Rovers. However just a year later he took the decision to retire from the sport due to having three hip operations.

However having recovered and played in some reserve team fixtures, Wardill is now wanting to resume his career at the Rams.

The club has had many good wingers and centres play for the club in the past. Read David Hyomes articles on those positions, here and here.

On signing Wardill, head coach Lee Greenwood said: “Despite being young, Joe took the decision to retire last year due to hip injuries. He was in the early part of a three year contract at Hull KR so it showed what they thought of him.

“After a year out, his body recovered sufficiently for him to play for their reserves this season and he held up well. If managed correctly, we could have a great addition to the squad.

“Joe will be living and studying locally and is keen to establish himself in the game again.”

There will be an interview with Joe on the website tomorrow.

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