July 5, 2022

Johnstone to join Catalans in 2023

Wakefield Trinity can confirm that Tom Johnstone will leave the club at the expiration of his contract join Catalans Dragons.

Johnstone, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has opted to join the French club, bringing an end to his 10-year stay at Trinity.

The winger, who has scored 87 tries in 116 appearances for Trinity, made his first-team debut in 2015 and quickly established himself as a regular in that side.

Johnstone continued to go from strength to strength in the years to come, earning a place in the 2018 Super League Dream Team and also featuring for England at International level.

Explaining his decision to move on at the end of the season, Johnstone said: “I sat down and talked with Wakefield and was available to other clubs so also spoke to Catalans too and came to the decision to go for a fresh challenge.

“I’ve loved my time here throughout all the ups and the downs. Wakefield is really special to me. They were the club that gave me a chance and brought me through when other clubs perhaps said I wouldn’t quite make it. I will always be thankful to Michael, who looked after me from day one, and of course to Willie for everything he’s done since being at the club.

“The club has a special place in my heart and I will always look back with fond memories.”

Watch the full interview with Tom on Trinity TV.