Johnson features for Warrington in Super League loss to Castleford
Tuesday 28th February 2017 @ 09:52 by Mark Phillip

Former Audenshaw School pupil Jack Johnson featured for the Warrington Wolves in their defeat to the Castleford Tigers in the Super League on Friday.

Warrington entered the game in high spirits having beaten the Brisbane Broncos in the World Club Series just six days earlier.

However, they were unable to make it back-to-back victories and instead fell to a disappointing 22-30 loss to the Super League leaders.

Johnson signed professional terms with Warrington in 2015 and has since gone on to make eight appearances for the first team.

The 20-year-old, who can play as a full back or winger, made his debut on September 6, 2015 in a Super League match against Hull FC.

Johnson has embarked on a similar journey to fellow Audenshaw product and Huddersfield Giants winger, Gene Ormsby.

Chris Rose, Audenshaw’s head of rugby, was acknowledged for his commitment to rugby league by none other than Sky Sports commentator Mike Stephenson.

Commonly known as Stevo, the former Great Britain hooker made reference to Rose during the televised game on Friday. He said: “Jack Johnson comes out of the same stable as Gene Ormsby, as they both attended Audenshaw School.

“Chris Rose did a lot of work for Warrington a couple of years ago, spotted him and brought him into the club, and i think he’s got a great future, but he will have to be patient though.”



Former Audenshaw pupil Gene Ormsby

Ormsby, 24, signed professional terms with Warrington in 2014 and made 35 appearances for the club before signing for Huddersfield at the start of this season after a brief loan spell in 2016.

Huddersfield return to Super League action on Thursday evening as they host Hull FC at the John Smiths Stadium, while Warrington make the journey to the Salford Red Devils on Saturday.