Wakefield Trinity’s Tom Lineham finds shock new club

Tom Lineham has not exactly had the best life at Wakefield Trinity since making the move ahead of the 2022 Super League season.

After a number of years at Warrington Wolves, Lineham’s signature was expected to raise the roof at Belle Vue, but that has fallen flat on its face with the hulking winger now joining Featherstone Rovers on a deal until the end of the season.

Lineham commented on the move: “Firstly I’d like to say thank you to Wakefield for accepting my request and allowing me to take up this special opportunity. 

“Featherstone play a fantastic and exciting brand of rugby. As a club they have clearly shown their ambitions by recruiting a very strong playing group, consisting of both exciting youth and a wealth of experienced players.

“Brian McDermott has had an illustrious coaching career and I am looking forward to working alongside both him, his coaching staff & the playing group.

I feel extremely privileged and fortunate to be part of this exciting project and hopefully helping Featherstone Rovers achieve their Super League ambitions.”

Lineham will be available for this weekend’s trip to Whitehaven as Rovers attempt to close the gap to the Leigh Centurions at the top of the table.

The 30-year-old winger suffered with a terrible injury at the beginning of the season and has failed to make an impression with Wakefield.

Lineham came through the ranks at the York City Knights before making his first big move to Hull FC in 2011.

In East Yorkshire, Lineham made almost 70 appearances, earning himself a move to the Warrington Wolves ahead of the 2016 Super League season.

There, the winger spent six seasons, registering nearly 150 appearances and scoring 83 tries in the process before moving on to Wakefield in 2022.

Lineham has played just seven times for Trinity in 2022 with the West Yorkshire side signing the likes of Kyle Evans and Jorge Tafua on the wings.

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