Wakefield announce departure of Ryan Hampshire

Ryan Hampshire in action for Wakefield

Wakefield Trinity have announced fullback Ryan Hampshire will leave the club upon the expiration of his contract.

Hampshire initially joined Trinity from Leigh Centurions following their relegation from the Super League in 2017.

Since then, the 26-year-old has made 85 appearances across all competitions, scoring 28 tries. He also kicked 129 goals during his time at the Mobile Rocket Stadium.

In 2018, he played in 26 games for Trinity, scoring seven tries as Wakefield recorded a fifth place finish in the Super League.

However, with something different to play for, he had his most prolific season in 2019. The Wakefield-born player scored 14 tries, including a brace in Wakefield’s final regular season match at home to London Broncos to secure Super League safety.

Hampshire was initially due to leave Wakefield ahead of the 2020 season, having initially failed to agree a new deal with the club. But soon after, he signed a new deal until the end of the 2021 season.

Finally, 2021 saw an impressive return, with five tries in 13 games.

Paying tribute to Hampshire, Wakefield CEO Michael Carter told the club website:“I’d like to thank Ryan for all his contributions to the club over the past four seasons and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”

Another outside back loss for Wakefield

The news comes just four days after the club said goodbye to centre Joe Arundel after five years with the club. The Leeds-born forward has signed for Halifax Panthers in the Championship.

Also on the move, Innes Senior has returned to his parent club- Huddersfield Giants, as well as Alex Walker and Ollie Greensmith, who have also left the club upon the expiration of their contracts.

They have already signed one outside back for 2022, after the addition of winger Tom Lineham from Warrington Wolves.

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