Lyne eyes ten years at Trinity

Reece Lyne says that spending ten years at Wakefield will be special.

The England international centre made his Trinity debut in 2013 after joining from Hull and he has now topped 200 appearances and scored 50 tries for them.

Now the 28-year-old has penned a contract extension to 2025, with versatile former Widnes forward Brad Walker, 23, agreeing a deal through to the end of next year.

The announcements were made as Wakefield confirmed the signings of Warrington winger Tom Lineham and Leigh hooker Liam Hood for next season.

They will join Huddersfield utility back Lee Gaskell as new arrivals at Trinity, who have Willie Poching in caretaker charge following the departure of Chris Chester.

“To be able to continue at Wakefield is really pleasing and I’m extremely excited,” said Lyne.

“I would like to thank the club for the faith they have shown in me. I have been here nine seasons now and loved every minute of it.

“As a person, and a player, I have evolved massively and I owe the club a great deal for that, which is one of the reasons I have committed for longer.”

Leeds-born England Knights international Lineham, 28, who has signed a Trinity deal to 2024, has spent the last six years at Warrington after joining them from Hull.

The former York player, who has more than 150 career tries, helped the Wolves win the Challenge Cup against St Helens in 2019.

He also featured in the 2018 final defeat by Catalans in 2018 and played in the Grand Finals of 2016 and 2018, both won by Wigan.

Bradford-born Hood, 29, has signed a Wakefield contract to 2023, having been a consistent performer in a struggling Leigh side this season.

He has been with the Centurions since 2019, when he stared a second spell at the club after a short stint with Widnes.

Hood began his career at Leeds, making five first-team appearances and having loans at Dewsbury and Hunslet before joining Salford for the 2015 campaign.

A four-game spell at Swinton preceded his first period at Leigh from 2016-18.

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