Former Wakefield Trinity centre makes Australia move

Jack Croft Wakefield Trinity

Jack Croft in action for Wakefield

Former Wakefield Trinity centre Jack Croft has found a new club in Australia for 2023 following his exit from the Super League outfit. 

Croft, 22, made 16 Super League appearances for Wakefield, having progressed through their academy. He made his debut for the club in a Challenge Cup tie against St Helens in 2019.

He has joined the Wynnum Manly Seagulls for 2023 in the Queensland Cup. 

The outside-back featured for Oldham in 2020 and 2021, suffering a season-ending injury in the latter year in May.

Croft also played for Barrow and Newcastle Thunder during the 2022 season in the Championship.

In a statement, the Queensland Cup side said: “The Seagulls are excited to welcome Jack to the Bayside, as his addition will bolster the quality of our outside backs.

“He has set his sights on a new challenge in a different environment with the hopes of progressing to an NRL system.

“We’re eager to get Jack down to BMD Kougari Oval in the coming weeks and share some more information with our supporters.”

Former Wakefield Trinity centre joins Josh Simm

Croft joins fellow English centre Josh Simm at the Seagulls. The 21-year-old was one of several departures from St Helens at the end of last season. 

Simm scored seven tries in 19 appearances for Saints, including a memorable hat-trick against Leeds in 2020. He also featured five times on loan at Hull FC in 2022.

The Wynnum Manly Seagulls finished outside the play-offs last season with a ninth-place finish. 

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