Former Wakefield Trinity halfback to play on in 2023 at the age of 41 as he signs new deal

Former Wakefield Trinity and Bradford Bulls halfback Paul Sykes will play again in 2023 despite being 41 years of age.

Sykes debuted back in 1999 at the age of 17 and enters his 25th season as a professional and will again play for the Dewsbury Rams in 2023 after signing a new extension deal with the club going into next season.

The former Great Britain and England international has a wealth of Super League and Championship experience made his 500th first-class rugby league appearance last season against York City Knights.

Since joining the Rams in 2016 he has become a fan’s favourite, playing over one hundred and fifty times and scoring over eight hundred points. At September’s Presentation Night, Sykes took home both the Amber Ribbon and Supporter’s Player of the Year Award.

On re-signing for next year Sykes said on the club’s website: “I’m happy to have signed on again for next season and look forward to helping us get back to the Championship. I’ve still got my hunger and passion for the game and will give my all for the team.”

Head Coach Liam Finn said “Sykesy needs no introduction and we’re happy to have him for another season. His experience will be valuable for the whole squad but especially our young pivots.

I look forward to working with Paul again, probably one of the toughest players I played with as you can see with him playing on again into his forties, which is an unbelievable achievement.”

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