Wakefield Trinity are delighted to announce the signing of Danny Brough on a two year deal until the end of the 2020 season.
Brough has been an outstanding performer in Super League for many years, and won the Man of Steel in 2013.
The 35-year old who has represented both England and Scotland made his professional debut at Dewsbury Rams in 2002 after being at Wakefield Trinity from the age of 15.
He had stints at Hull FC and Castleford Tigers before moving back to Wakefield Trinity in 2008 where he made 57 appearances and scoring 19 tries before signing for Super League neighbours Huddersfield Giants in 2010.
Chairman, Michael Carter said, “I’m delighted to welcome Danny back to the Club. Having spoken to Danny at length, he has a desire to continue playing at the highest level and a determination to win, that is second to none. He will complement the existing players at the club well, and having being on the receiving end of his skills on many occasions, I am looking forward to watching Danny play his part in taking the Club to the next level and pushing for Play Off Rugby.”
Brough spoke of the deal, “I am over the moon to go back to where it started, I have had a long and positive chat with Michael Carter and Chris Chester over the past few weeks.
“I have a lot of unsettled business at Wakefield and I owe a lot to the fans after my previous spell at the Club. I am looking forward to the new challenge, it is a new environment with a great set of lads and I cannot wait to knuckle down and get stuck in with the boys.”
Chris Chester said, “I’m personally delighted to finally get Danny Brough back in the red, white and blue of Wakefield Trinity. Having been made aware of Danny’s availability, we jumped at the chance to bring him back.
“Danny brings a wealth of experience and without doubt the best short and long kicking game in Super League. Game management was a big issue at time last year and by brining Danny in, we are hoping those close losses can turn into wins and help us challenge the top four in 2019.”
Michael Carter finished by adding, “At the same time, an opportunity arose for Scott Grix to move in the opposite direction and secure his future. Scott has been magnificent for us over the last two years, bringing a level of professionalism, and playing a massive part in back to back fifth place finishes. I wish him and his family all the very best for the future.”
Scott Grix leaves Trinity with a message to the Club and fans, “My family and I would like to thank Michael, the staff, players and fans for another great stint at the Club. I have enjoyed being part of the Clubs recent progression and wish every the best going forward.
“Although I would have been happy to finish my contract as a Trinity player, I have now got an eye on life after rugby. The opportunity to become a coach after playing was the catalyst behind this move and I am very much looking forward to adding some value to a Club I have spent a lot of years at.”