Tom Johnstone has played his final game for Wakefield

Drew Darbyshire
Tom Johnstone Wakefield Trinity SWpix

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Tom Johnstone has played his final game for Wakefield ahead of his move to Catalans Dragons after it was confirmed he will miss the rest of the season.

The 26-year-old will play no further part in 2022 after undergoing surgery on his groin this week.

It was confirmed earlier this month that Johnstone would leave Wakefield at the end of the season. He will take up a two-year deal with Catalans Dragons from 2023.

Tom Johnstone “devastated” by injury news

Johnstone said: “I am devastated to say that unfortunately I have played my last game for Wakefield Trinity.

“A few months ago I injured my groin. We had the option to rehabilitate with a chance to play again or operate which would result in an end to my season. I tried my absolute best to rehabilitate to get back out on the field for the club, fans and my team-mates. Sadly, after a second opinion, an operation was 100% required.

“This is not the way I wanted to end my time at this great club. I wanted to do everything I could to help leave the club in a good place. I know some people are frustrated with this; but I promise to everyone that nobody is more frustrated than me about this.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the coaches, physios and fans for the support over the last eight years.”

Johnstone’s injury means he won’t be able to play for England or Scotland at this year’s World Cup.

The Germany-born winger scored 87 tries in 115 appearances for Trinity across eight seasons.

Johnstone will link up with his new Catalans team-mates once his contract expires with Wakefield at the end of the season.

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