One of the bigger stories we have seen this season has centred around Luke Gale.
It was a huge story when the former Man of Steel and Leeds Rhinos skipper joined newly promoted Championship club Keighley Cougars but an even bigger story when he left for Wakefield Trinity to try and steer them away from relegation. Though Gale has yet to play for his new club, it is still a huge talking point and the Cougars have explained his exit at a Q and A.
“Luke came to Cougars as a bit of a surprise as the books had closed for 2023 and the squad was finalised, however it was too good an opportunity to turn down to have a player the calibre of Luke playing at Keighley.
“Ryan expressed his admiration of Luke, as being a genuine man, humble, and approachable. Ryan stated his thoughts that the abuse on social media towards Luke from a variety of RL fans are deeply unfair and not deserved.
“Luke’s agent asked for his release, at which point he expressed he had enjoyed his time at Keighley, but he wanted to seize the SL opportunity with Wakefield, there were no bad feelings. Ryan referenced his previous quote; “when someone turns their head, let them go”.
“Luke’s wife messaged the following day, saying she would really miss Keighley and thank you for making them feel so welcome at the club.”