Wakefield Trinity stalwart Reece Lyne makes Championship switch on long-term contract: ‘A really big signing for us’

Drew Darbyshire
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Reece Lyne in action for Wakefield Trinity in 2023 - Alamy

Newly-promoted Championship side Doncaster have signed former England international Reece Lyne from Wakefield Trinity on a three-year deal.

The 30-year-old centre has spent the last 11 seasons with Wakefield, scoring 64 tries in 233 appearances for Trinity.

Lyne won two caps for England in 2018 and 2021: both of them coming in wins over France.

Lyne, who was part of the England squad for the World Cup 9s in 2019, came through the ranks at hometown club Hull FC.

The Hull-born centre has now left Belle Vue to join Doncaster ahead of next season on a deal until at least the end of 2026.

Lyne tweeted: “Just wanted to jump on here to say a massive thank you to everyone associated with Wakefield for not just the support this year with my testimonial but for the last 10 years, the fans and the volunters are the heartbeat of the club.

“It’s been a privilege with plenty of ups and downs and I leave with some brilliant memories and friendships.

“Gutted with how it ended last season but the future is bright for the club.

“I’m looking forward to my next chapter at Doncaster and can’t wait to et going there and meet everyone.”

Doncaster chief Carl Hall hails Reece Lyne coup: ‘This is a really big signing for us’

Doncaster chief executive Carl Hall said: “Reece is someone that Richard Horne knows really well.

“Rich tasked me with going to get him because he knows how well he’ll fit into the group here.

“He’s over the moon that we’ve got him because he knows what he’ll bring to the group over the next three years.

“This is a really big signing for us and we’re really pleased to get it done.”

Dewsbury Rams and Doncaster both won promotion from League One last season, whilst Keighley Cougars and Newcastle Thunder suffered relegation from the Championship.

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