Exclusive: Wakefield Trinity star underlines calibre of new coach as he also praises impact of ex-Leeds Rhinos star on his career

Wakefield Trinity star Corey Hall hasn’t had a conventional career path.

Unlike most players, he played for three Super League academies in the shape of Wakefield Trinity, Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos.

He made his Super League debut for Leeds during a pandemic and then returned to Wakefield after two seasons.

But in the eyes of Hall, speaking exclusively to Serious About Rugby League, this has helped shape the player he is now as he prepares to take on the number three shirt:

“Moving around clubs I’d say was a massive part in me becoming the person and player I am today. By taking life lessons such as moving out to live in wigan at a young age but to be able to learn from there systems.

“Making my debut in the pandemic was a weird feeling without fans being there or my family but to be able to make my debut with my mates making there’s I’d say made up for it. Also the environment was a weird one the strict rules would affect certain things but everyone made do with what we had to do.”

He also explained how the move to Wakefield came about:

“One day I turned up to my agent’s house and then he said they was a chance at signing at Wakefield and I jumped at the chance.

“I’ve loved my time at Wakefield in the first year being able to play regular super league has always been a dream of mine and to be able to live it was a massive bonus to me.

Hall also revealed the two coaches who have had the biggest impact on him.

He named former Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR star Chev Walker as well as Wakefield Trinity’s current boss Mark Applegarth who helped him develop as a young player:

“I’d say more coaches that have benefited me the most such as Chev Walker and Mark Applegarth have helped me develop by giving me pointers and drills to go away and learn.”

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