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Wakefield sign Craig Hall

by: Aaron Bower, July 4, 2014, 6:42 pm

Wakefield Wildcats have completed the signing of Craig Hall from Hull KR.

The 26-year old will join up with Trinity in pre-season ahead of the 2015 campaign having penned a two-year deal.

Hall has over 150 career appearances behind him having made making 75 appearances for Hull FC before crossing the city in 2011 to represent the Robins.

A versatile back who has featured at full-back, wing, centre and stand-off during his time at Rovers, Hall has 71 Super League tries and 46 goals to his name and will bring skill and speed to the Wakefield ranks.

“I’ve had four good years at Rovers and now I want to take my experience to a fresh start at Wakefield,” said Hall.

“I’ve seen Wakefield’s results in the last few weeks and they’ve done pretty well so hopefully I can come in and have a good pre-season and we can do well next year.

“I’ve loved every minute at Rovers. It’s the club I supported growing up so it’s been a proud four years for me. Hopefully we can pick up some good results between now and the end of the season then I can have a good rest and really rip in to pre-season and have a big year next year.”

Hall has spent his entire career on Humberside barring a five game loan spell at Widnes Vikings where he played alongside Wildcats head coach, James Webster. While Hall’s versatility is an asset, he admits he is hoping to earn himself a regular starting spot in the team.

“I’ll sit down and speak to Webby in pre-season and we’ll work out what’s best for the team and for me. If there are injuries then I’m happy to cover the different spots in the team but I would like to nail down a regular position over the next couple of years.

“I’ve spoken to Washy (Danny Washbrook) and he loves it at Wakefield. It’ll be good to be training and playing with a new bunch of lads and I’m excited for the challenge.”

“I’m delighted to get Craig on board for 2015,”said Webster. “Craig is a player that possesses great speed and we feel that his all-round game and versatility will add plenty to our current squad.

“The recent Hull KR vs. Bradford game was a good example of the attacking prowess that Craig possesses and we’re looking forward to him showing that for Wakefield in 2015.

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