Wakefield sign Kevin Locke

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have secured the signing of full-back Kevin Locke until the end of the season.

The New Zealander has joined the club until the end of the season as a free agent, pending a visa confirmation.

Locke who was born in Auckland started his playing career at New Zealand Warriors in 2009, finishing his first season at the club as top points scorer. After five years at the Warriors, Locke signed a three-year deal with Super League side Salford Red Devils in 2014.

The 26-year-old represented New Zealand Maori in a warm-up to the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. In 2009 Locke was then named in the New Zealand Kiwis 23-man squad to play in the Four Nations tournament in Europe, unfortunately for the full-back he did not feature. Locke later represented New Zealand in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup Final at Old Trafford.

Chairman Michael Carter is pleased to have signed Locke saying, “I am delighted to welcome Kevin Locke to the club. Kevin showed a great desire to come and play his rugby here and get a smile back on his face.

“We think we can help him achieve that which will be good for him and us. I can’t wait to see him pull on the red, white and blue jersey.”