posted on 19 December 2014

New signing Ian Kirke is set to face his former club, Leeds Rhinos in the Tetley's Festive Challenge.

The tie which is a traditional fixture on Boxing Day for Leeds Rhinos will mark an emotional occasion for Kirke, not only being his birthday but he faces his former side after eight years at the club. He signed for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats back in November on a one year deal.

Kirke expressed his thoughts on returning to his former side, "I imagine it will be pretty strange especially walking into the away dressing room for starters, I've only ever been in there once."

"Training has been good so far, it's been different than what I am used to but it's been good. It will be good to be able to get a game in during training too, plus it gives the fans a spectacle during pre season."

Kirke has reunited with his former Leeds Rhinos teammates' since joining Wakefield; Nick Scruton, Ali Lauitiiti and Paul McShane.

"It was great to come to a club here I knew a few people before; it is easier than coming into a team where you know no one." He continues.

The Tetley's Festive Challenge is the perfect opportunity for your chance to see Ian Kirke play for the first time in a Wakefield Trinity Wildcats shirt alongside our other new signings, you have still got plenty of time to buy your ticket, either pop into our stores at the ground or in the Ridings Centre, or call 01924 211 611.


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