posted on 4 November 2014

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats are delighted to announce the signing of Ian Kirke from Super League club, Leeds Rhinos, on a one-year deal.

The 6’ 5”, 17.5 stone prop or back row forward joins the Wildcats with one Challenge Cup and five Grand Final winners’ medals under his belt.

Wildcats Head Coach, James Webster is very pleased with the addition, “Ian will add size and experience to our pack and will make us a better team.”

“His professionalism will rub off on the youngsters and improve their performances. Our forward pack has genuine competition for places and pre-season has reflected that so far. I’m delighted to welcome him to the team.’

Ian added, “I’m really looking forward to this new chapter of my career at Wakefield.”

“I’d like to thank Leeds for a very enjoyable 9 years there. This is a great challenge for me and one that I’m really excited about, especially linking up with my old team mates Paul McShane, Ali Lauitiiti and Nick Scruton.”

Kirke joins the 2015 Wakefield pack, further boosted by new signings Lopini Paea, Mikael Simon and Matty Ashurst.

The positive sales of season tickets continues to boost the squad and fans are reminded that November 30th will see a rise in prices. To purchase your ticket at the Early Bird price, please call 01924 201548 or 01924 211611 now or alternatively visit the club shop or the retail store at The Ridings.


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