Lee Kershaw: Former Wakefield Trinity man handed trial with Super League club as contract search goes on

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Super League newcomers London Broncos brought in off-contract former Wakefield Trinity winger Lee Kershaw on a four-week trial.

The 24-year-old is currently a free agent after leaving Wakefield upon the expiry of his contract at the end of the 2023 campaign.

Kershaw has been training with Leeds Rhinos over pre-season to maintain his fitness, although he has previously stated that a permanent deal had never been on the cards at Headingley.

And now the flier has linked up with newly-promoted Super League side London on a four-week trial, with a view to making it a permanent stay in the capital. Mike Eccles’ side are gearing up for their return to the top flight in 2024.

Love Rugby League exclusively revealed back in November that the Broncos were keen on Kershaw, and the move has now come to light, with the winger heading to the capital for an initial four-week trial.

London Broncos can confirm Lee Kershaw has joined the club on trial,” a club statement read. “The former Wakefield winger will spend the next four weeks with Mike Eccles’ first team squad.”

Lee Kershaw heads to London Broncos on trial after departing Wakefield Trinity in 2023

Kershaw made 17 appearances for Wakefield in 2023, scoring seven tries as Mark Applegarth’s side suffered relegation from Super League.

He made 50 appearances for Trinity after making his first team debut for the West Yorkshire club in 2019.

However, after their relegation was confirmed at the end of last season, he was informed he would not be offered a deal for 2024.

Kershaw is arguably one of the most notable still on the open market as the new season approaches, and with London leaving their number two shirt vacant in their recently announced 2024 squad numbers, they could have found their man to fill the role.

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