Joe Westerman joins Wakefield

Drew Darbyshire

Wakefield have confirmed the signing of Joe Westerman from Hull FC on a two-year contract.

The 29-year-old loose forward has more than 300 career appearances to his name, having enjoyed spells at Castleford, Warrington, Toronto and Hull.

Westerman said: “I’m really looking forward to it. It was a big decision and I thought Wakefield was the right club to join.

“I know a few of the lads here. I played with Joe [Arundel] at Cas, Reece Lyne at Hull and I’ve also played with Broughy [Danny Brough] earlier on in my career. I’m looking forward to being part of this squad.

“I was happy with my form in 2019. I had a few little niggles at the start of the year but then I got plenty of games under my belt. For next year, I’m looking to build on that.”

Trinity coach Chris Chester commented: “To get someone of Joe Westerman’s quality at the club, on a two-year deal, is great news.

“Joe was in some great form for Hull FC in 2019 and I’m delighted he’ll be in the red, white and blue for the next two seasons.

“He’ll add a different dimension to our pack next season. I’m really pleased we’ve managed to secure his signature and I look forward to working with him.”

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