TWO of Wakefield Wildcats’ young stars will be plying their trade elsewhere in 2013.
Ryan Wright, who was named as Wildcats under-20s Player of the Season recently, will join his current head coach Glenn Morrison at Co-operative Championship club Dewsbury Rams.
Danny Ansell, another key man for the U20s in 2012, will also move on to Hunslet Hawks.
Wright, a hooker, was among Wakefield’s leading scorers this season and has been a key cog in their charge to the Valvoline Cup play-offs.
“Ryan (Wright) is player of the year with the Under-20s,” said Morrison.
“He is a skilful player, who scores plenty of tries but also tackles for fun and is a tough nut.
“Ryan has had a great year and played in the Wakefield nines team when he did really well and won the Plate Trophy.”
Ansell, a goal-kicking half-back, will join his uncle Barry Eaton, who’s head coach at Hunslet, next term.
Eaton said: “Danny has really good vision for a young player and can pass the ball excellently and is also a very consistent goalkicker” he said.
“Opportunities have been made difficult for him following the changes to Super League clubs reserve team structure but that is to our advantage as Danny knows he will have to work extra hard to force his way into the team.
“He certainly possesses all the ability to be able to make his mark at Hunslet, and the signing follows our principles of signing good young players with a Super League background who have a good professional work ethic”.
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