The son of former Halifax forward Jim Gannon, Jacob hasn’t yet made his first team debut for the Wolves but he has already made an impact at junior level. Last summer he was one of seven of our young guns to be included in the England Academy performance squad that, but for Covid, would have toured Australia and New Zealand. The others were Ellis Longstaff, Josh Thewlis, Connor Wrench, Dean Beddall, Luke Broadbent and George Roby. Loose forward Jacob was outstanding in a 32-10 win over Widnes in the pre-lockdown opening game of the Academy season last year. In 2019 he was a member of the England Academy side that defeated Wales 62-0 in Llanelli.