Wakefield confirm the signing of Scott Grix

Wakefield Trinity have confirmed the re-signing of Scott Grix on a two-year deal.

Grix, 32, has amassed 164 appearances and scored 57 tries in his spell at Huddersfield, joining the Giants from the Wildcats in 2010.

League Express revealed months ago that the former Halifax man would join the Wildcats following his spell at the Giants.

“I am excited for a change in my career after spending six years at the Giants. It is a great opportunity for me to move back to Wakefield, the club where I made my Super League debut at,” Grix said.

“It will be good to play alongside some of my friends and I am looking forward to working with a young set of coaches.”

Chairman, Michael Carter said: “I am delighted to announce the signing of Scott Grix on a two-year contract. Scott is a true professional who will bring valued leadership qualities both on and off the field.”

Head coach, Chris Chester spoke of the deal saying: “It is great that I have been able to bring Scott back to Wakefield. It will give us a bit of competition to the full back row along with the experience and guidance to help Max Jowitt.”

Huddersfield Giants CEO, Richard Thewlis said: “Scott Grix has been an outstanding professional throughout his time with the Huddersfield Giants and he will be sorely missed by us all here. That said things do move on and the opportunity for Scott at Wakefield is a wonderful one and one that he should, and has taken – and has done so with our blessing. As with all things linked to Grixy he has been open and honest and kept us fully in the loop as we have with him in regards of the squad for future years.

“He can leave here with his head held very high for some superb service given to a club that has valued him very highly and appreciated his contribution to our successes over recent years. Clearly this year has not gone as any of us would have wished however I think it’s no coincidence that our last two victories have come with Grixy at the back where despite the fact that he’d already agreed to go to Wakefield, he put his body on the line for his teammates and gave us two excellent performances just when we needed them the most.

“Scott and his family will always be welcomed back here and I trust that our supporters will give him the recognition he deserves.”