Wakefield Trinity have always been a quandary in Super League.
Though they have never been relegated from the top-flight, the West Yorkshire club have flirted with the possibility with fifth their highest-ever finish. Since earning promotion in 1998, numerous stars have donned the Trinity shirt, five of whom are listed here.
Having steered Castleford to promotion in 2007, Danny Brough left to join rivals Wakefield in 2008. The halfback went on to win the Albert Goldthorpe Medal that year, but stayed for just two seasons. In that time, however, Brough made 57 appearances, scoring 468 points as Trinity had their best-ever Super League season in 2009, finishing fifth with the halfback at the heart of their success. He returned for 2019 and 2020, playing 24 games.
In 2004, Jason Demetriou left Widnes to join Wakefield: it was a match made in heaven. The tough Australian spent seven seasons at Belle Vue, captaining the club for five of those. Having been named at centre in the Super League Dream Team in 2007, Demetriou was short-listed for the Man of Steel. With 75 tries in 188 appearances, the uncompromising utility man left Trinity a hero.
Signing from Parramatta, David Solomona became a cult hero in the three seasons he spent at Wakefield. The rampaging forward registered 26 tries in 76 appearances, but it was his overall devastating ability and tremendous ball-handling skills that earned him a great reputation at Belle Vue.
A tactical talent, Jamie Rooney signed from Featherstone ahead of the 2003 season. He never looked back, registering almost 1,000 points over the course of seven seasons which included 68 tries and 343 goals. At the age of 29, Rooney left for Cumbrian side Barrow in 2009.
Following a successful loan spell in 2010, Danny Kirmond signed for Wakefield in 2012, being named captain midway through that season. Becoming an integral figure in the back-row for Trinity, Kirmond made the Super League Dream Team in 2013. Over 170 appearances and 47 tries later, the Wakefield-born pack man left to join York ahead of the 2021 season.