Monday, December 22, 2014
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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

Wakefield prop begins coaching aged just 21


Wakefield Trinity Wildcats prop Daniel Smith has made the move into coaching – but Wildcats fans shouldn’t worry, as he’ll still be playing for the club in 2015. Smith has joined the coaching team at Castleford Lock Lane, who are in the National Conference Premier. The 21-year-old used to play for the club as a junior, and will help out ... Read More »

My life in Rugby League: Richie Mathers


With the Australian Schoolboys currently touring, does it bring back memories of your series win against them with the England Academy in 2002? Yes, absolutely! When I look back now and think of the set-up that Mike Gregory, God rest his soul, put together, it was very special. I remember it being really fiery in the first game at Knowsley ... Read More »

Webster: Wildcats could dip into loan market


Wakefield boss James Webster has said it is unlikely the club will make any more permanent signings ahead of the forthcoming season – but they may dip into the loan market if required. The Wildcats used the loan market to good effect in 2014, bringing in the likes of Jimmy Keinhorst and Lee Gilmour on temporary deals to help avoid ... Read More »

Wakefield sign Jacob Miller on one-year deal

Jacob Miller. ©RLPhotos

Wakefield Wildcats have completed the signing of Hull FC half-back Jacob Miller, with the Australian signing a one-year deal at the club. Miller, who joined the Black and Whites in 2013, failed to hold down a place under Lee Radford in 2014, spending time out on dual-registration at Championship club Doncaster. However, he has now made the switch from East ... Read More »

Cuthbertson to debut for Leeds on Boxing Day


Leeds Rhinos have confirmed that forward Adam Cuthbertson will make his debut for the Rhinos in the traditional Tetley’s Festive Challenge clash against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, which takes place on Boxing Day. Cuthbertson is yet to arrive in England, and will start training with his new teammates on December 1. However, he will play in the first game of Leeds’ ... Read More »

Wakefield sign Ian Kirke from Leeds


Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have announced the signing of Ian Kirke from Super League club, Leeds Rhinos, on a one-year deal. The versatile forward joins the Wildcats with one Challenge Cup and five Grand Final winners’ medals under his belt. “Ian will add size and experience to our pack and will make us a better team,” Wildcats head coach James Webster ... Read More »

Richard Owen relishing new start at Wakefield


Richard Owen still has big ambitions for the future and that is why he has recently signed a new three-year contract with Wakefield, who he will join from local rivals Castleford Tigers after spending time on loan with the Wildcats in 2014. The 24-year-old can operate at fullback or on the wing and he believes his new club has a ... Read More »

Kirmond welcomes stability at Wakefield


Wakefield Wildcats return to pre-season training this week with a full complement of fit players ready to start preparing for the coming campaign. After disrupted pre-seasons in recent years due to the late arrival of players or administration worries hanging over the club, this year the club will have a full squad in from the start that are all fit ... Read More »

Wakefield sign Richard Owen from Castleford


Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have completed the permanent signing of Castleford Tigers winger Richard Owen. The 24-year-old played in the last 14 matches of the season after joining the Wildcats on loan in May and has now signed a three-year contract. “Rich was really good for us in the back half of last season,” said Wakefield coach James Webster. “He fitted ... Read More »

Max Jowitt signs new deal at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

Max Jowitt

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have secured the future of one of their hottest prospects by tying Max Jowitt to a new four-year deal to the end of 2018 season. 17-year old Jowitt debuted at St. Helens in August, following in the footsteps of father Ian who represented the club in the late 1980’s. A product of the Wildcats youth development programme, Jowitt ... Read More »