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Ex-Wakefield Trinity man says he “would love to still be in Super League” but explains why it is important he’s not

Kyle Wood has had a fantastic career spending his entire Super League career with Huddersfield Giants and Wakefield Trinity except for a brief spell on loan at Castleford Tigers.

After his Super League career with Wakefield in 2021, he joined Halifax Panthers.

Speaking exclusively to Serious About Rugby League, he admitted that his form dripped at the end of his time at Wakefield.

This came as he said he would love to still be in Super League but said that it was a good that he had a trade behind him:

“I’ll be honest probably my form dipped and I just thought I was getting older and then Halifax came in with a part time offer and I wanted to transition out of rugby and into a job and I’m two thirds of the way to being a qualified electrician so when I retire I have a good trade behind me.

“I would love to still be in Super League and be on top of my game but you’ve got to accept that rugby is not forever so I think it is a good idea to focus on something else after rugby and build towards.”

He also explained why he was happy to stay at Wakefield long term after he joined from Huddersfield:

“To be honest once I got to Wakefield the second time I was happy to stay there I wanted to be there for as long as I possibly could but I’m thankful for Huddersfield, the players and coaches there because that’s where I learnt a lot of my trade.”

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