Wakefield Trinity have completed another statement signing as former Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos boss Daryl Powell pieces together an impressive squad.
After signing Huddersfield Giants veteran to play on one wing, Wakefield have signed another top winger in the shape of Australian winger Lachlan Walmsley who was the Championship Player of the Year last year and the top try scorer.
Halifax Panthers issued the following statement: “Halifax Panthers can confirm that winger Lachlan Walmsley will depart the club after an undisclosed fee was agreed with Wakefield Trinity for his release
“We’d like to thank Lachlan for all his efforts in a blue and white shirt and wish him all the very best for the future.”
Trinity paid an undisclosed fee to secure the services of last season’s joint Championship Player of the Year. The 25-year-old Australian-born prolific try-scoring Wing Three-quarter stands at 6’3” and weighs in at 14 stones. Last season he crossed for 38 tries in 30 games for the Halifax club.
Lachlan was born in New South Wales and came through the youth ranks at Newcastle Knights. He represented NSW at under 18’s level in the State of Origin series. In 2021 he came over to the UK to join Whitehaven, initially playing at full-back, and taking over the goal-kicking role for the Cumbrian club. Joining Halifax in 2022 he has notched up 68 tries in 54 games over the last 2 seasons.
Head Coach Daryl Powell said: ‘I am delighted Lachlan Has agreed to join trinity for the next 2 seasons. I believe he is a super league player in the making. His is a great athlete who’s ability to cross the try line is right up there with the best in any competition in the world. He is young and ambitious which is a perfect fit for our club as we move into the future.’
Lachlan represented Scotland in the 2021 World Cup and has scored 2 tries in 4 appearances for his adopted country. We look forward to seeing Lachlan continuing his try-scoring exploits in 2024 as part of our new exciting three-quarter line as we look to achieve promotion back to Super League at the first opportunity.