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Wakefield Trinity announce the signing of Leeds Rhinos youngster

Wakefield have made some astute signings ahead of 2022 as they prepare for a new era under Willie Poching.

The 2004 Super League Champion has furthered Trinity’s transfer business this morning by luring Corey Hall from one of his own former clubs in the shape of Leeds as Wakefield prepare for the future as well as the present.

The youngster played Scholarship rugby with Wakefield back in 2018 before joining the Wigan academy. Leeds then recognised the young centre’s potential and signed him ahead of the 2020 season. Due to the pandemic and the subsequent mid-week fixtures introduced into Super League, Hall was given the opportunity to make his Super League debut at the age of just 18 as the Rhinos first team focused on getting to Wembley.

The youngster’s Super League debut came alongside a host of youngsters as the Rhinos took on Catalans last year coming off the bench to join the likes of Liam Tindall who also made their debuts that day.

He continued to be drafted into the side to cover the outside back roles last season featuring at the start of the campaign for Leeds when they took on Castleford with young Hall showing composure beyond his years to deal with the threats posed by the Tigers that afternoon helping an injury hit Leeds team go toe-to-toe with their rivals.

It seemed Leeds had plans for the youngster last week when they handed him the number 28 jersey but, perhaps due to the presence of fellow young centres Jack Broadbent and Levi Edwards, Leeds have allowed him to take on the opportunity at Wakefield with the 19-year-old signing a two-year deal with Trinity.

Speaking to the club website, Hall expressed his excitement at being back where it all began for him at a professional level: “I’m very excited to be back where I first started my professional career.

“I really appreciate being given the opportunity to come back and develop as a player under the coaching staff and I look forward to giving 100% in pre-season.”

Meanwhile, Head Coach Poching shared this excitement: “To able to attract and recruit such a young and prospective English talent is something we, as a club, are very proud to able to do.

“I’m excited to see him slot into our centre competition and challenge for a spot and I look forward to seeing his development over the next couple of seasons.”

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