Former Super League star Justin Horo has hit out at Wakefield Trinity over his treatment at the club when forced out of the club in 2019.
The versatile Horo came over to Super League in 2016 at the Catalans Dragons where he played 45 games for the French club scoring 12 tries.
At the end of 2017, he moved to Wakefield Trinity and made 38 appearances for the club across the two season scoring seven tries.
But he was eventually forced out of the club as he revealed on SEN League. Speaking on the podcast he didn’t hold back as he revealed the extent of the treatment he faced.
He said: “Back end of my career I was playing over at Wakefield and they just wanted to get rid of me. I was on pretty good coin back end of my season and I played a few first grade games, so I was on good coin; but the coach wanted to get rid of me.
“He trained me in the third team over there in Super League-in a team that wasn’t even playing finals-and it was just ‘you go and train with them’. I’m training with 18/19 year old kids in the North of England just because they wanted to force me out; and you just bite down on the mouthguard.
“I took it a different way, I made a bit of fun out of the situation; whenever we played the first team I’d always be trying my absolute best, and because I got on with all the boys and we were all really close mates, they would put on a play and I would slap it down and the coaches hated it.”
Horo would never play at the top level once again after his Wakefield exit having played for Parramatta Eels and Manly Sea Eagles in the NRL before making the move to Super League. This meant he retired at the relatively young age of 33.
In fact he made 120 NRL appearances in six seasons in the NRL which pretty much equates to playing every week in the NRL with the limited number of fixtures down under when compared to Super League.