Liam Finn joins Widnes Vikings on loan for the remainder of the 2018 season before joining the First Team Coaching Staff at Wakefield Trinity in 2019.
Finn came to prominence in 2014, when he earned a move to the Super League with Castleford Tigers. The industrious half-back was instrumental for the Tigers, supporting the club’s run to the 2014 Challenge Cup final.
Finn moved to Wakefield Trinity in 2015, becoming an influential figure in their resurgence in recent seasons. Liam supported the club to achieve a run of consecutive top eight finishes, delivering a string of highly impressive performances for Trinity.
Liam has significant international experience, earning over 20 caps for Ireland, scoring six tries. He featured centre in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, playing a key role in an impressive campaign for the nation.
Chairman, Michael Carter said, “Liam has been a fantastic part of this Club’s journey over the last three years. I am delighted that Liam has agreed to become a part of our first team coaching set up from October for the next two years. This loan move to Widnes allows Liam to play out his final season of Super League rugby.
“Every Wakefield fan should be grateful to Liam for the part he has played in our Club’s recent history and I am sure he will be a success at Widnes over the coming few weeks.”
Francis Cummins, Interim Head Coach at Widnes Vikings, says, “Everybody is looking for good halves, and there aren’t many available, so we’re very pleased to have secured Liam’s services for the remainder of this season,”
“Liam adds tremendous experience to the side and has shown an ability to control the game throughout his career. He is someone who always wants the ball in his hands, has real game sense, and knows how to handle different situations on the pitch. Importantly, Liam has had a massive influence on every team that he has been part of and made those places better – hopefully, he can have the same effect with us.”
Liam Finn says, “I’m excited by the challenge presented by this loan move. Widnes Vikings have had a tough year, so I am looking to help them through this period and maintain their place in the Super League,”
“I’ll be coming here with a fresh outlook and real motivation to perform at my best. I think this side has real potential, so I’m aiming to bring a positive influence to the team and help them fulfil what they are capable of.
“I’ve played against Widnes on a number of occasions throughout my career and know they can be a tough side to face, with supporters who really get behind their team. These are going to be a massively important games and I’m looking to make a difference.”