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Former Super League player joins Australian club

Former Wakefield Trinity player Jack Croft is heading down under for the 2023 season.

Croft played 16 games for the West Yorkshire-based Super League club, before finishing with the club at the end of the 2022 season.

His new club the Wynnum Manly Seagulls released the following statement@

“The Seagulls are excited to welcome Jack to the Bayside, as his addition will bolster the quality of our outside backs.

“A speedy centre or winger, Jack progressed through the Wakefield academy system to wake his debut for the club in 2019 at just 19 years old.

“Now 22, Croft has set his sights on a new challenge in a different environment with the hopes of progressing to an NRL system.

“We’re eager to get Jack down to BMD Kougari Oval in the coming weeks and share some more information with our supporters.”

The young man has also played for Oldham, Barrow Raiders and Newcastle Thunder on loan.

In fact during his spell at Newcastle saw him average a try every other game in the Championship.

His first team debut came against St Helens in the 2019 Challenge Cup.

Now he becomes the latest player to make the move to Australia.

It is disappointing to see more young players leave for down under.

He emulates the likes of Josh Simm who left St Helens to make a similar move.

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