First Team 2018

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    Bluemalu
    name Scott Grix
    position Fullback
    Age 33 (born 1st May, 1984)
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    Scott Grix (born 1 May 1984 in Halifax) is an Irish professional rugby league footballer for Wakefield Trinity of Super League. A former Ireland captain, he previously played at club level for Halifax, Doncaster, Huddersfield, Limoux, Warrington, Leigh, Widnes and Wakefield Trinity. He is the older brother of Simon Grix.

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    Bradley, Joe and Sam
    name Tom Johnstone
    position Wing
    Age 22 (born 13th August, 1995)
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    Tom Johnstone (born 13 August 1995) is an English professional rugby league footballer for Wakefield Trinity in the Super League and is the current holder of the First Utility Super League Young Player Of The Year 2016.

    With his father in the Army, Johnstone was born in Germany, but has lived in England since he was very young. As a junior he played for Stanningley rugby club. Johnstone attended Pudsey Grangefield School and represented Leeds sprinting team at Indoor athletics.

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    The Blakeley Family
    name Bill Tupou
    position Centre
    Age 27 (born 2nd July, 1990)
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    The former Kiwi and Tonga international found form last season with some scintillating tries, scoring 15 in his 26 games. The 38th New Zealander to represent the club, his 53 club appearances sees him in eighth position in Trinity’s New Zealand representatives appearance totals, scoring 18 tries in his time at the club

    Junior Club: Marist Saints (Mount Albert, NZ),

    Heritage Number: 1,363

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    Maureen Cummings
    name Reece Lyne
    position Wing, Centre
    Age 25 (born 2nd December, 1992)
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    Another player that found some fine form in 2017 scoring 9 tries in his 19 games but making many more for his wingers.  Topping a century of appearances for the club last season his tally now stands at 35 tries in 106 appearances for the former Great Britain Academy winger

    Community Club: Ideal Isberg (Hull)

    Heritage Number: 1,322

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    CN Services
    name Ben Jones-Bishop
    position Fullback, Wing
    Age 29 (born 24th August, 1988)
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    He started his Trinity career at full back but soon found his position on the wing scoring some spectacular tries last season, with his trademark ‘corner flag’ dives. The former England Knights winger’s 2017 total saw 20 tries in 27 games with a club total of 32 tries in 50 games

    Community Club: Milford Marlins & Queens (Leeds)

    Heritage Number: 1,366

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    Hanson Plywood
    name Jacob Miller
    position Halfback
    Age 25 (born 22nd August, 1992)
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    The Australian stand off half was sorely missed when he fractured his leg part way through the 2017 season, but still managed 10 tries in 22 games along side some match winning performances. Trinity’s 2015 Player of the Year,he has played 84 games for the club, scoring 34 tries, kicking 17 goals along with 2 drop goals, the match winning effort at the 2016 Magic Weekend living long in fan’s memories

    Junior Club: Mullumbimby Giants, NSW, Australia

    Heritage Number: 1,348

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    Unique Electrical
    name Liam Finn
    position Scrum-Half, Stand-Off
    Age 34 (born 2nd November, 1983)
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    Current Ireland captain and Trinity’s midfield general entered Trinity’s ‘Goal Kicking 200 Club’ last season presently lying twelfth on the clubs all time list with 212. He kicked 106 goals last season with an 84% success rate in his 31 games, missing only one game all season. In total he has played 67 times for the club with 6 tries and 448 points, which sees him in twenty first position in the club’s top points scorers list, fifty points off the ‘500 Points Club’

    Community Club: Siddal (Halifax)

    Heritage Number: 1,220

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    Matty Hearn
    name David Fifita
    position Prop
    Age 28 (born 28th June, 1989)
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    A big fan’s favourite, the former Tongan prop enters his second full season with the club with 42 games behind him, with six tries. He played 29 times in 2017; many match changing efforts from the substitutes bench and topped Trinity’s 2017 tackle busts, carries and metre making charts

    Junior Club: St.Patricks, Blacktown, NSW, Australia

    Heritage Number: 1,372

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    Trinity Water Solutions
    name Kyle Wood
    position Hooker
    Age 28 (born 18th June, 1989)
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    In his second spell with the club, Kyle carried off the club’s Man of Steel Award in 2017 for his consistent, non-stop efforts throughout the season which saw him score 3 tries in 29 appearances, an ever-present until the last three games. In total he has 74 appearances, scoring 12 tries and kicking a solitary goal in 2013 and last season established himself as first choice hooker after years as a utility.

    Community Club: Castleford Lock Lane

    Heritage Number: 1,313

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    Temp Station Ltd
    name Anthony England
    position Prop
    Age 31 (born 19th October, 1986)
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    The big 6ft 4 prop has found a home at Belle Vue and his 45 club appearances are the most he has made for any of his six professional clubs. He played 26 times last season and his one and only club try came in the big 42-30 win at Wigan last May

    Community Club: Castleford Panthers

    Heritage Number: 1,367

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    Schools Advisory Service
    name Matty Ashurst
    position Second-row
    Age 28 (born 1st November, 1989)
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    Lancashire based second rower was Trinity’s top tackler in 2017 with 952 in his 31 games, missing only one game all season. Another crowd favourite he has played 71 times, scoring 14 tries and won both the Coach’s and Players’ Player of the Years Awards in 2017

    Community Club: Wigan St.Patricks

    Heritage Number: 1,350

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    Christopher Hope
    name Danny Kirmond
    position Second-row
    Age 32 (born 11th November, 1985)
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    After an initial loan spell in 2010, club captain, Kirmond is the club’s longest serving player after signing full time in 2012. In that time he has played 140 times, scoring 44 tries, 22 appearances coming in 2017 after recovering from a knee injury. He was also selected in Super League’s Dream Team in 2013 and has been club captain since 2012

    Community Club: Stanley Rangers

    Heritage Number: 1,280

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    The Teasdales
    name Tyler Randell
    position Hooker
    Age 25 (born 31st August, 1992)
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    Australian hooker became in instant hero after his two try debut at Salford in last season’s Super Eights. He is the most recent club debutant having arrived early from Newcastle Knights, playing in three games at the end of the season and is all set for his first full season with the club.

    Junior Club: Aberdeen Tigers, NSW, Australia

    Heritage Number: 1,386

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    Christopher Hope
    name Justin Horo
    position Hooker
    Age 31 (born 7th September, 1986)
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    Trinity's third player from the 'Land of the Long White Cloud', this former NZ Maori representative arrives from Catalans Dragons with a great reputation of a strong, wide running, industrious second rower and will add further size and strike power to Trinity's growing pack

    Junior Club: St Clair Comets, Penrith, NSW, Australia

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    Ambitemp (M&E) Ltd
    name Pauli Pauli
    position Prop
    Age 23 (born 4th August, 1994)
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    Trinity's most recent signing and second from Newcastle Knights in 2017. The 6ft 4, 19 stone prop arrives after missing the whole of the 2017 NRL season with injuries following a car accident and adds to the first team front row power

    Junior Club: Hills District Bulls, Parramatta, NSW, Australia

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    Matty Hearn
    name Tinirau Arona
    position Prop
    Age 28 (born 28th June, 1989)
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    Trinity Supporters Player of the Year in 2017 who always features high on the Trinity weekly top tackler charts. He only missed three games in 2017, scoring his only try at Widnes with a full total of 6 tries in first team 71 games. He is 15 games away, from becoming the club's most appearance maker by a New Zealander

    Junior Club: St Clair Comets, Penrith, NSW, Australia

    Heritage Number: 1,368

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    Aquamatic Fire Uk Limited
    name Craig Huby
    position Prop
    Age 31 (born 21st May, 1986)
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    He had a fine first season at the club in 2017 making 28 appearances, scoring two tries. An old fashioned, ball-handling prop he had ten seasons at Castleford followed by two at Huddersfield before a new lease of life saw him impress at Belle Vue in 2017

    Community Club: Castleford Panthers

    Heritage Number: 1,379

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    Juice Personnel
    name Joe Arundel
    position Centre
    Age 26 (born 22nd August, 1991)
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    Consistent performances in the centre position saw the former England Knights rep player play 22 games in 2017 scoring 6 tries, which gives him a total of 73 games scoring 16 tries. He was the new regime’s first signing in 2015 and he is also an able goal kicker slotting over 12 goals in his time at Belle Vue

    Community Club: Castleford Panthers

    Heritage Number: 1,352

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    ScrewGym Wear
    name James Batchelor
    position Second-row
    Age 20 (born 9th April, 1998)
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    A hip injury in mid-2017 restricted his first team appearances to 10 last season, scoring two tries to take his club total to 13 games, 2 tries. He is a former England Academy international and 2016 tourist, playing in both test matches against Australia. He is certainly one for the future having already impressed from the second row in his fledging first team career

    Community Club: Oulton Raiders / Crigglestone All Blacks

    Heritage Number: 1,376

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    Aquamatic Fire UK Limited
    name Keegan Hirst
    position Prop
    Age 30 (born 13th February, 1988)
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    A colourful character both on and off the field, the prop forward played 23 games in his debut 2017 season and his popularity was shown when players, staff and fans celebrated in unison when he scored his first try with the last touch in the last match of the season against Wigan at Belle Vue

    Community Club: Batley Boys & Dewsbury Moor

    Heritage Number: 1,383

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    Illuminate Letters
    name Max Jowitt
    position Fullback
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    After a great first full season in the first team where he won the Albert Goldthorpe Young Player of the Year in 2016, this young, local full back played only three times in 2017. In total he has 31 first team appearances to his name with 8 tries. He was Trinity's youngest ever Super League debutant when he made his debut 2014. Community Club: Stanley Rangers

    Heritage Number: 1,346

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    Temp Seaside Lettings
    name Jordan Baldwinson
    position Prop
    Age 23 (born 11th October, 1994)
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    One of Trinity's most exciting pre-season signings, this young prop arrives from Leeds with a growing reputation following experience with the New Zealand Warriors and individual honours with Featherstone Rovers, being voted the Championships Young Player of the Year in 2015

    Community Club: Hunslet Warriors

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    Squad Builder
    name Chris Annakin
    position Second-row
    Age 27 (born 30th January, 1991)
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    He was captain of the successful Trinity Academy side before signing professional terms in 2010. 13 games last season saw him reach a total of 59 first team appearances, with 1 try continuing to impress the first team coaching staff with his all action displays off the substitutes bench

    Community Club: Shaw Cross Sharks, Dewsbury

    Heritage Number: 1,325

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    Church View Farm Eggs
    name Mason Caton-Brown
    position Wing, Centre
    Age 24 (born 24th May, 1993)
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    A 2017 signing, from Salford he started the season as a back up three quarter but finished the season with one of the best ever strike rates in the club's history. He took his chance on the wing due to injuries; scoring 21 tries in just 22 appearances, his blistering pace earning him three try hat tricks throughout the season

    Community Club: local rugby union & London Colleges RL

    Heritage Number: 1,380

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    Yorkshire Wills & Probate
    name Ryan Hampshire
    position Wing, Centre
    Age 23 (born 29th December, 1994)
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    Lauren Thompson
    name Luke Hooley
    position Wing, Centre
    Age 19 (born 1st August, 1998)
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    An exceptional young talent, he impressed in many Academy under 19s games in 2017 earning a professional contract in March 2017. A confident, classy full back aswell as an accomplished goal kicker, he spent part of last season on loan at Dewsbury and Oldham.

    Community Club: Dewsbury Moor

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    Joe Ralphs - Personal Trainer
    name Jordan Crowther
    position Second-row
    Age 21 (born 19th February, 1997)
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    This local junior is the club's youngest ever Super League forward after he debuted as a 17 year old in 2014 and is still the third youngest forward in the club's history and ninth youngest debutant ever. He played 3 games last season, playing a full total of 18, scoring his one and only try in 2015. He will spend the 2018 season on a season long loan at Dewsbury Rams

    Community Club: Westgate Wolves

    Heritage Number: 1,339

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    In Memory of Martin Allan France
    name Lee Kershaw
    position Second-row
    Age 18 (born 2nd May, 1999)
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    The young Academy winger impressed in pre-season games last season and his form continued on the wing in the under 19s Academy games resulting in a professional contract being offered last April. Still waiting his first official first team call up, he is an ideal back up for the first team flying wingers

    Community Club: Keighley Albion & Eastmoor Dragons

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    Dexter Grice
    name Lewis Wray
    position Second-row
    Age 19 (born 6th May, 1998)
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    This Academy forward has come along way in a short space of time having played rugby union up to his mid-teens. His consistent form in the under 19s Academy side earned him a professional contract last June

    Community Club: Farnley Falcons (Leeds)

     

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    Wildfats and Trinity Fit Club
    name Christian Ackroyd
    position Second-row
    Age 20 (born 22nd September, 1997)
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    Every few years Trinity produce exciting half backs and this young scrum half may just be the next one. He has been at the club for five years having joined the scholarship as a fourteen year old in 2012 and since then he has progressed to captaining the under 19s Academy side. He has been the ‘midfield general’ for this side for a number of seasons, leading the side well around the field and performed well in last season’s first team pre-season friendly at Dewsbury

    Community Club: Illingworth (Halifax)

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    Donated by Joyce Stringer
    name Wakefield Trinity Community Trust
    position Second-row
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    Squad number 31 was won by Joyce Stringer at the Wakefield Trinity 2017 Annual Awards Dinner and has been donated to the Wakefield Trinity Community Trust.