Daryl Powell’s move to Wakefield Trinity seemingly CONFIRMED

Both Luke Gale and Daryl Powell started making their names as a player and a coach at Leeds Rhinos.

Shortly after concluding his playing career, Powell became Leeds Rhinos Head Coach where he can claim to have started the Golden Generation especially with a second place finish in 2003 and a Challenge Cup Final appearance.

Powell would then be replaced by Tony Smith. Powell would emerge again at Featherstone Rovers before taking charge of Castleford Tigers which would be the making of Powell proving able to turn the Tigers into title contenders and led them to three major titles.

That was where he and Luke Gale crossed paves when Powell brought Gale to the Jungle in 2015.

The two are set to reunite in 2024 with new Wakefield owner Matthew Ellis set to appoint Powell as Head Coach.

This has been confirmed by Gale himself on the Out of Your League Podcast. He said: “The takeovers, I think just still in the process. Daryl is coming in which will be great. He’s someone who obviously I’ve known a lot of years and it’s kind of come full circle.”

Despite his form at Leeds in 2020, Gale’s best rugby was still played under the command of Powell.

Gale picked up consecutive Dream Team selections under Powell before winning the Man of Steel in 2017.

That season, Gale was near unplayable as the Tigers finished top with 25 wins from 30 games and one of the highest points tallies in Super League history with 50 points.

They also made it to a first ever Grand Final but would come up short against the past masters of Grand Final night the Leeds Rhinos.

Powell would work alongside Gale in 2018 but in 2019 Gale picked up a season ending injury before the campaign so Powell would have to work to replace him and that work would be made all the more important with Gale leaving Cas ahead of 2020.

Powell would eventually leave the club himself at the end of 2021 but he would eventually leave the club himself to join Warrington Wolves but would be relieved of his duties this year.

Now the two are set to reunite in 2024.