March 12, 2024

Olpherts Joins Trinity Until The End Of The Season

Wakefield Trinity have secured Derrell Olpherts until the end of the season after his release from Super League side Leeds Rhinos.

The talented outside back will provide depth to a Trinity backline that has been hampered with injuries to Jermaine McGillvary and Iain Thornley. 

A veteran of over 100 Super League games, the 32-year old previously played under Wakefield coach Daryl Powell at Castleford. 

“I’m extremely excited to be on board with Wakefield for this season. This is my hometown team and I can’t wait to pull on the shirt. I’m looking forward to getting in and meeting the boys and doing what I can to make it a successful year,” Olpherts said about joining Trinity. 

“With Jermaine McGillvary getting hurt it left us a little bit light in the outside backs and we ideally needed a big and physical back and Derrell fits that perfectly. He’s strong out of the back field and he will really add to the depth and strength of the squad,” Powell said about the signing. ‘

Salary Cap and Recruitment Manager, Ste Mills said: “We’ve been on the look out for a couple of weeks to strengthen our outside backs and we were pleased to see someone of Derrell’s calibre become available.I’d like to thank Leeds, Gary Hetherington and his agent Kevin Bateman for allowing Derrell to join us.”

Olpherts could be in contention for our game against Bradford Bulls this Friday.