Wakefield sign Warrington forward Rob Butler

Rob Butler

Wakefield have confirmed the signing of forward Rob Butler from Warrington on a deal until the end of the 2023 season.

Butler, 23, began his career at London Broncos. He was a part of their promotion winning side to the Super League for the 2019 season.

The Kent-born forward signed with Warrington in November 2020 on a two-year deal. He also spent time on loan at Leigh in 2021.

Butler has won one cap for England Knights, making his debut against Jamaica at Headingley Stadium in 2019.

Rob Butler on new move

“I’m really excited to be joining Wakefield,” he said.

“It was great this morning to come to training and meet everyone. Everyone has been super-friendly, and I couldn’t have asked for more on my first day.

“I’m now looking forward to kicking on at Wakefield, finding some form and playing regular rugby. I’ve played with a few of the boys at London and Warrington and they’re all good people so it’s nice to see some familiar faces too.

“I know from playing against Wakefield that they are a real tough team to play against. Hopefully I can add something to the squad and help us get back to the form showed a few weeks ago.”

Wakefield boss on latest addition

Head coach Willie Poching added: “We’re delighted to be able to bring Rob to Wakefield Trinity. He’s young, English and a man of significant size which is of real value for us at this moment of time.

“I know he will add to the quality of the group with the person that he is and the player that he is. We look forward to helping this young front-rower blossom and grow and hopefully find his feet in Super League.

“He also adds to the competition already here within our front-row stocks and that can only be a positive for us.”

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Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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