Last night, one of Featherstone’s best players in 2022 confirmed that despite the arrival of a new era in the shape of Sean Long’s reign as Head Coach, that they would be leaving for Super League in 2023.
That was halfback Morgan Smith who has scored over 20 tries in 2022 and he admitted he loved representing his hometown but couldn’t resist another shot at Super League.
This came after he started his career at Warrington before having a spell at London when they were in Super League back in 2019.
Now, his move to Super League has been confirmed with Wakefield Trinity announcing his arrival at Belle Vue on a two-year deal as Jacob Miller’s replacement.
On the move, Smith said on Wakefield’s website: “I’m delighted to be joining Wakefield and to be back in a full-time environment.
“With the group we are building here at the club, I think we can do a really good job next season and get in those play-off positions come the back end of the season.
“I’ve been away from Super League over the past couple of seasons. I was at Featherstone last season and had a stint at York the season before, so I’m now just looking forward to getting back to full time and kicking on.
“I want to cement that halfback spot next season, keep learning and hopefully do a really good job for the team in 2023.”
Meanwhile, Wakefield Trinity Head Coach, Mark Applegarth, added: “I’m delighted to have secured Morgan’s services at Wakefield.
“He is someone I have monitored for a long time as I liked him as a player and saw the potential in him. Morgan has started to show a well-rounded game, whilst his best years are definitely still to come, and I’m looking forward to working with him and helping him achieve his potential.
“With Mason, Gasky and Morgan, we have some good quality competition for places which can only bode well for creating a good competitive culture where people are striving to get better.”