Paper Talk: Wakefield return for Hampshire, Toronto eye Leeds prop & Castleford to announce Richardson

Drew Darbyshire

The season might be over – but the trade papers are as packed as ever. 

Wakefield return for Hampshire

Ryan Hampshire has re-signed with Wakefield Trinity in a surprise move, report League Weekly.

The 24-year-old was off-contract after failing to agree on a new deal with the club at the end of the regular season. League Weekly suggest Hampshire has back-pedalled and agreed a shock new deal to return to the Mobile Rocket Stadium.

Toronto eye Leeds prop

Leeds Rhinos forward Brad Singleton has emerged as an ambitious target for newly-promoted Toronto Wolfpack, report League Express.

The Ireland international remains under contract with the Rhinos in 2020 but he has interested the Canadian club, according to League Express.

Walker wanted by Wakefield

Wakefield Trinity are set to officially announce the capture of Cumbrian loose forward Brad Walker from Widnes Vikings, report League Weekly.

The 19-year-old made 31 appearances for the Vikings in 2019, scoring five tries. League Weekly also report that Owen Farnworth will also depart Widnes.

Hull KR retain forward

Hull Kingston Rovers’ aggressive recruitment drive for 2020 will continue with the re-signing of Kyle Trout, report League Express.

Trout is all-but certain to extend his stay with the Robins into next season after entering talks about a new contract, according to League Express.

York keen on Keinhorst

York City Knights are being linked with Jimmy Keinhorst who is free to leave on a season-long loan from Hull Kingston Rovers, report League Weekly.

The Knights, alongside with Featherstone Rovers, are also keen on out-of-favour Hull KR winger Will Oakes, according to League Weekly.

Castleford to announce Richardson

Castleford Tigers are expected to confirm the arrival of Danny Richardson following St Helens’ Grand Final triumph this week, report League Express.

The half-back has agreed a deal with the Tigers for next season and will join for a fee in the region of £65,000 to replace Luke Gale following his move to Leeds Rhinos, according to League Express.

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