Wakefield Wildcats head coach Richard Agar has expressed his delight at the arrival of high profile Australian Justin Poore while giving the Trinity faithful a pre-season update on Wildcats TV.
Agar has had had his first team training for over four weeks in preparation for 2013 after a remarkable finish resulted in a play-off in 2012. After ending the season with seven straight victories in Super League Agar moved to make Richard Mathers and Paul Sykes’ deals permanent while also signing speedster Reece Lyne to compliment the squad.
However, the star acquisition was the former Parramatta Eels powerhouse who arrived in Wakefield on Monday and has already made an early impression after his first training session and press conference on Tuesday and Agar is pleased to have him on-board.
“He has got a lot of enthusiasm, not only for coming over here but for testing himself in England as well,” Agar told Wildcats TV, a press conference you can see in full HERE.
“Being in the game a long time you come across players that genuinely embrace and want to come and players where it doesn’t always work out. To get someone to want to come for all the right reasons and was prepared to hang out like he did made it even more worthwhile and we are pleased to get him here.
“What he brings to the table apart from being a quality performer is a hunger and as he mentioned he ran with a club that ran last so I’m sure there’s determination on his part that certainly doesn’t happen again.
“The qualities he brings in terms of his experience in terms of playing in what is the toughest arena that this game has to offer in State of Origin. Those experiences playing at top clubs and under top coaches over there can only be a good thing and help rub off on some of our players.
“The thing that has shone through more than anything, without wanting to embarrass him on his first day is his complete enthusiasm for being here, being in England and being at the club.”
That was just a taster of what the Wildcats chief had to say and you can see the full interview HERE. Agar discusses his hopes for further recruitment, an injury to a current front-rower while looking ahead to the Boxing Day fixture at Headingley Carnegie amongst other topics.
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