We are delighted to reveal the signing of Joe Shorrocks on a three-year deal.
The 23-year-old becomes our sixth addition of the off-season, following Nene Macdonald, Ethan Ryan, Cade Cust, Matty Foster and Kai Morgan, through the door.
A product of the Wigan Warriors academy, Shorrocks operates primarily as a loose forward, but is versatile across the entire forward pack.
He made his senior debut in 2019 and has gone on to make 75 appearances for the Warriors over a five-year spell; including short loan appearances for Leigh Leopards and London Skolars.
In 2021, Shorrocks was the Betfred Super League’s Top Tackler (833) and featured in 18 games of Wigan’s title-winning campaign, in 2023.
In reaction to joining the Red Devils, Shorrocks has said: “I am made up to be joining the club.
“Ever since I spoke to Paul (Rowley) and Ian (Blease) about coming to play for Salford, it is something that has excited me, and it is a move that I think is best for me at this stage in my career.
“I spoke to a few of the lads that I know there already and they have had nothing but positive things to say about the club, so I’m really happy to be joining!”
Head Coach, Paul Rowley has added: “I am delighted to welcome Joe into our group.
“I have enjoyed watching Joe’s progress over the last couple of years and respected his work ethic, and ability. After speaking with Joe, it was clear that his character and ambition are first class, and a perfect fit for our team.
“We are all looking forward to working alongside Joe and look forward to him pulling on the Salford jersey!”
Director of Rugby & Operations, Ian Blease has also said: “I am really pleased to secure Joe’s signature.
“He is a young player, full of talent and we think this group is the perfect place for him to flourish. After speaking to him, I know he will fit seamlessly into the dressing room and provide an excellent option in multiple positions.
“I would like to welcome Joe and his family to the club, and look forward to seeing him in action next year!”
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