Championship target Kyle Wood leaves Wakefield

Kyle Wood in action for Wakefield
Kyle Wood in action for Wakefield

Hooker Kyle Wood has left Wakefield upon the expiry of his contract, the club have confirmed.

The 32-year-old scored 26 tries in 165 games for Wakefield across two spells at Belle Vue.

Wakefield chief executive Michael Carter said: “Kyle has been outstanding in his two spells at the club.

“He has been a hugely popular figure within the club and departs to pastures new with all our very best wishes.

“Unfortunately, it’s probably a consequence of the challenging financial situation that has left us not able to offer Kyle an extension. I wish him and family all the very best.”

Kyle Wood has attracted interest from several Championship clubs for next season, but Halifax are the frontrunners to sign the experienced hooker, according to Yorkshire Live who reported it last month.

The Castleford-born dummy half has made more than 300 career appearances for Doncaster, Sheffield, Huddersfield, Batley, Castleford and Wakefield.

Huddersfield want to keep Innes Senior

Huddersfield have offered winger Innes Senior, who spent last season on loan at Wakefield, a new deal.

Innes’ twin brother Louis has signed a new contract with the Giants for 2022, and Ian Watson’s side are waiting for an answer from Innes.

The twins came through the Huddersfield system together and made their Super League debuts within three days of each other in 2018.

Louis has made 35 first team appearances for the Giants. While Innes spent the whole of 2021 on loan at Trinity, where he made 17 appearances.

Louis Senior said: “I feel like I’m building every year that I’m here and improving year by year. I’m building and growing in confidence and building upon my own game. I’m getting a little older and I want to work towards a starting position.

“You can see the improvement in a lot of the younger players, myself included. I’m only going to get bigger, stronger and faster so that will help me. There’s lots to learn on the technical side, there’s always things to improve on and I’m only going to get better.”

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