Trinity swoop for Baldwinson

Wakefield have signed Leeds forward Jordan Baldwinson on a two-year deal for next season.

Baldwinson, 22, has made 12 appearances for the Rhinos this year, along with 14 games for Featherstone on dual-registration.

He said: “I’m extremely excited to have signed a two-year deal at Wakefield Trinity. I know from past experiences that the fans are really passionate, so I can’t wait to get out on the field and play in front of them. 

“The team are improving season after season and I’m keen to be a part of the journey and to add to what is already a very good bunch of players. 

“When I spoke to Chris (Chester) and Michael (Carter), they explained to me how passionate the club is and what they are looking to achieve. 

“Straight away, that made me want to be a part of this great club. I can’t wait to work with Chris and the rest of the coaching staff as of next season.”

Baldwinson came through the academy at Headingley and made his debut in 2013.

He was named Championship Young Player of the Year in 2015 having spent the season with Featherstone, and has also had stints in the reserve grade at New Zealand Warriors and with Bradford Bulls.

Trinity coach Chris Chester said: “We’re delighted to sign a young, British and hungry front-rower in Jordan Baldwinson. 

“Jordan’s a player we’ve been keeping a close eye on for a while now and to get him on board for the next couple of seasons is great news for us. 

“He’ll add some extra competition and quality into the forward pack and he’s only 22-year-old, so he has a big future ahead of him. 

“Myself and the coaching staff are looking forward to working with Jordan and seeing him develop here at Wakefield Trinity.”

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