Wakefield Trinity captain’s shirt number confirmed

Wakefield Trinity have revealed their new captain’s squad number for 2023.

Matty Ashurst has taken on the captaincy at Belle Vue following the move of Jacob Miller to Castleford Tigers.

Jordy Crowther, who has spent his entire career at the club, is his vice captain.

The former St Helens backrow Ashurst will be captain of the club as they enter a new era under Mark Applegarth.

He will also keep the number 11 shirt after it was revealed that star man Jai Whitbread will wear 10.

Crowther is yet to have a shirt number.

Trinity had already announced their entire first choice back division and are now moving on to the unveiling of their first choice pack.

Trinity will have Max Jowitt wearing number one, Jorge Taufua at two with Tom Lineham beating star youngster Lewis Murphy to the number five shirt.

Ex-Leeds Rhinos man Corey Hall takes three with Reece Lyne, the former Hull FC centre who is celebrating a testimonial, keeps four with new signing Samisoni Langi overlooked.

Speaking of overlooking new signings, Morgan Smith missed out on six with former Huddersfield Giants halfback Lee Gaskell taking on six having worn 17 last year.

Mason Lino has kept seven whilst Eddie Battye was yesterday confirmed as keeping the number eight also ahead of Atoni.

Battye took on the eight shirt left by David Fifita who in his last season moved back to 35 last year.

Battye will now keep it again in 2023 as Atoni’s shirt number remains unclear.

That is true of all Wakefield’s signings with Kevin Proctor no closer to discovering his shirt number.

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