Former Leeds Rhinos, Hull FC and Castleford Tigers halfback Luke Gale joined Wakefield Trinity to save them from relegation.
Gale’s career began at Leeds where he never played for the first team but did ironically feature against Wakefield in the traditional festive friendly on Boxing Day.
To make his name with Danny McGuire, Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield ahead of him in the halves, Gale went down the leagues and eventually made his way to Super League with Harlequins now known as the newly promoted London Broncos.
Gale then joined Bradford Bulls but eventually relegation meant he joined Castleford Tigers which was the move that made him with consecutive Dream Team selections prior to the Man of Steel Award in 2017.
Around this time, Gale cemented himself as England’s top seven featuring in both the Super league Grand Final and the World Cup Final in 2017.
Injuries would taint the end of his career at Cas before he joined Leeds where he would captain them to the Challenge Cup in 2020.
However, he would leave the club for Hull FC before the end of his contract with Aidan Sezer and Blake Austin brought to the club.
After one year he would join Keighley Cougars but after just a few months he was brought in by Wakefield.
It has been speculated about what Gale will do next but on the Out of Your League podcast he confirmed he will be staying at Wakefield.
Gale said: “Yeah, look, I’m there, I signed a contract to stay up and if we go down and obviously, new beginnings as well.
“I just think it’s a great time to grow and get that winning culture. There’s no substitute for winning. It’s not going to be easy.
“Everyone thinks that you just go down, hammer everyone and come back up. I played against Fev at the start of this year, unbelievable team. It’s tough.
“I’m 35 now and I look at it, I didn’t want to get relegated but we got relegated and if I can have the final year and get Wakefield up in a better position than we went down, I suppose that would be a great ending of the chapter.”