- Sam Hopkins
- United Kingdom
- 6ft 2in
Front rower Sam Hopkins is in his first season with the Wolfpack after joining the club from Championship rivals Leigh Centurions in the off-season. The Leigh academy graduate spent 6 years of his career with his hometown club but has made the decision to run with the pack in the hope of gaining promotion to Super League.
Having played a key role in getting Leigh there in 2016, Hopkins links up with former coach Paul Rowley and has become part of an exciting forward pack lined with household names of the game and highly experienced campaigners.
Hopkins durability and toughness in the middle saw him play 26 Super League games last year, having successfully proven himself at that level after transitioning from the second tier, and he has a remarkable knack for finding the try line despite his position in the engine room.
The forward’s enthusiasm and drive to perform at the highest level is evident both on and off the field. His inclusion into the 2018 squad has added vital competition for places as the club look to replicate the success and dominance they had in Kingstone Press League 1 last year.