“He’s given his all for this club” – Reece Lyne set to sign new Wakefield contract


England international Reece Lyne is set to sign a new deal with Wakefield, coach Chris Chester has revealed.

The 28-year-old will make his 200th appearance for Trinity in Friday night’s trip to Wigan, and Chester has now revealed that the centre is set to extend his stay at Belle Vue.

On Lyne’s 200th appearance, Chester said: It’s a fantastic achievement.

“I can’t speak highly enough of Reece, not just as a rugby player but as a person.

“He’s given his all for this club. He’s been here longer than I have and I’m hopeful he’ll be here for a more few years yet. Talks are continuing about an extension and he deserves everything he gets.”

Wakefield have not won at the DW Stadium since 2017 but will be aiming to complete the double following their 14-6 win at Belle Vue a month ago.

Wigan coach Adrian Lam said: “That is still at the forefront of my mind. It was a really tough night when a few things didn’t go our way. We want to turn that result around.

“They’ve got some of the best individual players in the competition and they’re a difficult team to play if they can get a sniff in the game.”

In other Super League news, it has been confirmed that promotion and relegation to and from the top flight is still set to go ahead at the end of the season.

READ: No plans in place to change promotion and relegation from Super League

There has been some conjecture over whether the goal posts will once again be moved, including an erroneous report by the BBC on their live Challenge Cup final coverage that relegation will not take place this year.

But officials from the RFL and Super League have confirmed to us that there have been no formal discussions around removing relegation.

An RFL spokesperson said: “There is no change – it’s still one up, one down.

“There has been acknowledgement from Super League, and an emphasis from us, that Championship clubs can’t be blamed (for the impact of COVID) and that promotion can’t be affected.”