Huby joins Trinity


Wakefield Trinity have confirmed the signing of front row forward Craig Huby on a three-year deal.

The 30-year-old joins from Huddersfield Giants, where he played 45 games after joining in 2015.

He began his career at Castleford, making his first-team debut in 2005. He has over 200 Super League appearances to his name.

“It is a good change for me, I am just excited to get out there in training with the boys and start enjoying the game again,” Huby told his new club’s official website.

“I just want to be able to go out there and do well for the boys and hopefully achieve something, including building on the success of last season.”

Wakefield chairman Michael Carter revealed that Huby was keen to join Trinity for 2017.

“I am really pleased to get Craig over the line,” he said.

“When we heard that he was possibly available, we acted quickly to try and entice Craig to our club. The fact that Craig was keen to come to us spoke volumes.

“I would like to thank Richard Thewlis and the Huddersfield club for their understanding in making this deal happen smoothly. Wakefield and Huddersfield have enjoyed a fantastic working relationship over the last two years and both clubs share similar views on the current game.

“Finally, I am genuinely excited by the squad we have put together for 2017. What we need now, is more fans to back what we are trying to achieve by purchasing their memberships, lottery lines and merchandise.

“We have a great opportunity to take that next step and, together, we need to grasp it with both hands.”

Trinity coach Chris Chester is pleased to have added such a fine player to his middle unit options.

“He is a top quality player, I cannot thank the Huddersfield club enough, and Michael Carter for the work he has put in over the last seven days,” he said.

“Craig is a great acquisition for the club and he gives us plenty of depth and competition to what is already a strong pack.

“I am starting to get very excited now, we just need the people of Wakefield to get behind us this season, it is a real show of intent from the club, he is a great player and certainly someone I am looking forward to working with in the future.”