Agar looking to recruit in Australia and rebuild Wakefield Wildcats

Richard Agar
Richard Agar

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats boss Richard Agar is in the hunt for an Australian-based player.

Agar is currently Down Under and searching for a player that will fill a vacant quota spot at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

The new face could be brought in for next season’s Super League campaign, when the Wildcats could have a very different looking squad.

Following the recent departures of Tim Smith and Kyle Amor, Agar is resigned to losing more star names but is hopeful that he can rebuild the Wildcats around a solid core of players.

He said: “I think we will manage to keep a core of them.

“The money and the budget we have got to spend next year that has been put on us in the last two weeks or so, we are pretty much up to that already with about 16 players signed on.

“That 15-16 players has got to be turned into 23 or 24. The club has got some important bills and situations that they have got to meet, which means we will probably sell another player, if not two and we will be looking at one or two others, where from a budget point of view, we can get two for one and get our numbers up.

“There are a lot of plates spinning at one time so if one or two drop then it changes the landscape for us and how we go on from there.”

Agar knows that other stars will be looked at by rival clubs. He said: “We have got a couple of other guys like Paul Aiton and Dean Collis, even Ali [Lauitiiti]. Ali is a guy we are desperate to keep hold of.”

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