Wakefield sign London forward

Wakefield have re-signed former player Jay Pitts on a two-year deal from London Broncos.

The 29-year-old came through Trinity’s academy system before making 22 senior appearances for the club between 2008 and 2009.

He has since gone on to play 250 games after spells with Leeds, Hull, Bradford and the Broncos.

“To have the opportunity to come back here, where it all started, is massive for me and all of my family,” he told Wakefield’s website. “I’m Wakefield born and bred so it’s really special.

Pitts has spent the past three seasons with London.

“I’ve always kept my eye on Wakefield. They did a lot for me when I was younger and they gave me my first shot at Super League rugby, first-team rugby and academy rugby.

“It’s an exciting time for me and I’m glad to be coming back home to Wakefield.”

Trinity head coach Chris Chester added: “There was always a willingness to get Jay back to Wakefield. We spoke to his agent quite regularly and it was an easy deal to get done.

“Jay’s really excited about joining Wakefield Trinity. I see some real good leadership from him and that’s the reason I wanted to bring him in. I think he’s been exceptional for London Broncos. He can play on the left and on the right too.”

Pitts becomes Wakefield’s sixth signing for 2020, following Joe Westerman, Alex Walker, Chris Green, Ryan Hampshire and Josh Wood.

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