Audenshaw Rugby product, Patrick Anglin made his senior debut for Warrington Wolves on Saturday against Rochdale Hornets RLFC. In doing so, Anglin, 19 became the fourth of our boys to do so in the last five years with Gene Ormsby, Jack Johnson and his school teammate, Ellis Robson going before him. It is a deserved reward for the former rugby union front rower who joined the Wolves in 2016 after many years of impressive displays for Audenshaw. Patrick began his school career in 2011 and rapidly emerged as a star, winning countless man of the match awards across the season. He featured within the Lancashire Schools system in these early years but was regularly overlooked by the union establishment in his development from front rower to fly half.
In 2013/14, Patrick was a member of the second group of boys in our history to reach the Lancashire Cup and he played a starring role in leading his team to the showpiece event against Merchant Taylor's held at Aldwinians RUFC. Two years later, the U16's again led by Anglin were to complete their school rugby careers by winning the Lancashire Plate with a 16-0 victory over Birkdale School. Anglin commenced his professional career shortly afterwards signing for the Halliwell Jones Stadium Club where he has featured as both a hooker and half back. Patrick's progress is testament to the tremendous dedication of this young man who has a genuine prospect of becoming one of the best in the game.