Chester confirms Wakefield wanted Walker

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has confirmed that Trinity wanted to sign prop Adam Walker, who departed Hull KR to join St Helens during the close season.

Walker worked with Chester when the current Wakefield coach was in charge at KR, and also when Chester was assistant coach with Scotland for a year.

The prop enjoyed a fine Four Nations with Steve McCormack’s Scotland team, and was named in’s Team of the Tournament as one of the interchange forwards.

“We tried signing him here,” Chester told Love Rugby League.

“But I understand his reasons for wanting to go to a top four club.

“What a fantastic talent that kid is.

“I think he’s certainly a future Great Britain international, if they bring the team back.”

Chester found much to admire in the way that the Scotland squad went about their work in the Four Nations, with the Bravehearts managing to draw 18-18 with New Zealand in their final game.

“There’s a lot of people behind the scenes there doing a lot of hard work,” he said.

“Keith Hogg is still the chairman. It’s taken a long time to get where they are, but what a fantastic result that was.

“Credit has to go to people like Keith, Dave Rotheram and Steve McCormack, who have done a fantastic job in getting the squad they’ve got together.

“I speak to Adam Walker quite regularly, he really enjoyed his time there with the Scotland squad.”

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