Place of BirthWidnes
Local lad Sam is a former pupil of Sts Peter & Paul College and having played his junior rugby with Halton Farnworth Hornets he cites the support and encouragement of his father as the major influence on his career to date. Joining the Vikings Scholarship programme at the age of 14 Sam progressed through the Academy structure, gaining a BTEC National Diploma in Sport, to secure his first full-time professional contract in September 2018 – which he names as his career highlight so far. Voted the Under-19 Players’ Player of the Year in 2018 Sam’s immediate ambitions are to target a first team place and the club’s return to Super League. Away from rugby Sam is a keen supporter of Liverpool FC and is a former Cheshire Soccer representative at Under-16 level.