Willie Poching’s son makes professional debut – but not for Wakefield Trinity

Doncaster RLFC announced the loan signing of half-back Kobe Poching from Betfred Super League side Wakefield Trinity last month

The exciting prospect, who can also play at hooker, is the son of current Wakefield coach Willie.

He arrived to bolster the options available to head coach Richard Horne after Ben Johnston was handed a five game suspension following a grade D charge from the RFL for an incident in the defeat to Swinton earlier in April.

And, he finally made his first appearance for the club at the weekend, as Doncaster ran out 16-12 winners over Oldham to lift the South Yorkshire side into fourth in the League 1 table.

Meanwhile, Wakefield have a weekend off this week due to it being the Challenge Cup semi-final which will be music to Willie Poching’s ears following the tough time he has had at late.

Trinity were on the receiving end of a 14-12 loss to Huddersfield Giants last week and Poching was visibly distraught following that result at Belle Vue.

It means that the West Yorkshire side have won just three games from their opening 11 fixtures as they sit just four points ahead of Toulouse Olympique.

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