Jamie Shaul has been one of the most inspired signings midway through the 2022 Super League season.
After being on the periphery at Hull FC, the fullback has made the loan move to Wakefield Trinity where he has spent the last few games trying to help Trinity stay in Super League.
Shaul has been noted for his accomplished performances at the back following the devastating injury to Max Jowitt, but he revealed to Serious About Rugby League that he was contacted by two other clubs before his mind was set on Wakefield.
“I nearly joined Castleford a month or so before I came to Wakefield,” Shaul told Serious About Rugby League.
“I nearly signed on loan but with injures at Hull it wasn’t possible, but then a month later I went and spoke to Hull about going out on loan and they said yes.
“Then Max Jowitt got injured so Wakefield contacted Hull as well as Castleford and Featherstone.”
Shaul admits that he is loving life at Belle Vue, although he doesn’t know where his future lies beyond the 2022 season.
“I am loving it. I’m getting on well with Willie and the coaches well and they are a really good set of boys .
“I feel valued there which is nice.
“I am just trying to play well for Wakefield and play my part in helping them stay in Super League.
“Then I will sort my future out after that.”
Wakefield, of course, go up against the Wigan Warriors on Sunday afternoon with a victory set to launch them further away from the relegation spot.
However, Wigan will be determined to close the gap to Super League leaders St Helens who themselves go up against Shaul’s old team Hull on Sunday, too.