Wakefield Trinity would like to pay tribute to Danny Kirmond who has announced his retirement from Rugby League following over 360 appearances in an 18 year career.
Wakefield Trinity would like to pay tribute to Danny Kirmond who has announced his retirement from Rugby League following over 360 appearances in an 18 year career. Danny joined Wakefield Trinity in 2010 on loan from Huddersfield Giants and went on to become one of our most respected and influential players in the Super League era.
He made the permanent move to the club in 2012 and part way through that season was appointed club captain. He led the club in reaching the Super League play-offs in that season, a role he served with great distinction for his hometown club, until 2019.
In total, Danny made 174 appearances for our club scoring 46 tries. These bare statistics do not reflect the enormous club legacy created by Danny. He led the club through a troubled season in 2013, with financial problems off the pitch, and when clubs were circling for his signature he famously ignored their advances and remained true to the Trinity cause. At the end of the season Danny was named in the second row in the Super League Dream Team of 2013.
He captained the club in the Million Pound game defeat of Bradford Bulls at Belle Vue in 2015, scoring an early try, and maintaining our position in Super League. In 2017 he returned, prematurely and heroically from injury, to lead out Trinity in the semifinal Challenge Cup defeat to Warrington at the Leigh community stadium. His Trinity career ended on March 30th 2020 at Warrington Wolves.
New Wakefield Trinity owner, Matt Ellis, commented on Danny’s time at the club ‘Danny was an outstanding Rugby League player who showed great loyalty and commitment to Wakefield Trinity and I wish him every success in the future wherever his career may take him.’