Wakefield enter dual-reg partnership with Championship club

Willie Poching Wakefield Trinity
Wakefield coach Willie Poching

Super League side Wakefield have agreed a dual-registration partnership with Championship club Sheffield Eagles.

The Eagles are down on troops at the minute, so coach Mark Aston has been seeking reinforcements and a dual-registration partnership with Wakefield has been agreed.

Aston said: “I’d firstly like to thank Willie Poching, Michael Carter and all at the Wakefield club for their assistance in getting this dual-registration deal finalised.

“We have previously had a brilliant relationship with St Helens on a similar basis. We look forward to having the same with Wakefield, who have also been great to us in the past. 

“We’re excited to welcome a few of their up and coming talents into the squad and making them a part of the club.

“What you get with young players coming in is a lot of enthusiasm and commitment, which is exactly what we ask of anyone that puts on an Eagles shirt.” 

Elsewhere in the Championship: Blake Ferguson to make Leigh debut

Blake Ferguson

Blake Ferguson will make his Leigh debut this Sunday against Workington, head coach Adrian Lam has confirmed. 

Ferguson, 32, signed with the Championship side at the end of April on a deal until the end of the current season. He has been in England for the last two weeks. He ran waters for the Centurions on Monday night as the side defeated Batley 52-0.

The towering winger reunites with Lam, who previously worked with him with the Australian national team. 

Ferguson made more than 250 appearances in the NRL across stints with Cronulla, Canberra, Sydney and Parramatta. He has won seven caps for Australia and has also represented New South Wales and Indigenous All Stars.

He will line up against Workington Town this Sunday in Round 12 of the Championship season.

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