George King leaves Wakefield Trinity for Hull KR with immediate effect

Forward George King has left Wakefield Trinity to join Hull Kingston Rovers with immediate effect.

Wednesday, 30th September 2020, 11:17 am
Updated Wednesday, 30th September 2020, 11:20 am
Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com - 10/02/2019 - Rugby League - Betfred Super League - Wakefield Trinity v St Helens - The Mobile Rocket Stadium, Wakefield, England - George King.

The Huddersfield born-player had previously agreed to join the Robins ahead of the 2021 season but has now played his last game for Trinity.

He joined the club from Warrington Wolves ahead of the 2019 season but had only featured for Wakefield three times in 2020.

The 25-year-old will once again work with KR head coach Tony Smith, who was his coach at the Wire.

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“I’m really excited. I know that the lads have been playing a really good brand of rugby and I want to be a part of that,” said King who has joined the East Yorkshire club until the end of 2022.

“I know how passionate the fans are at Hull KR. It’s always a tough place to go, so it’s going to be nice to be a part of that family until at least the end of 2022.

“Tony gave me my debut. I think really highly of him and his philosophy because he plays a really good, attractive brand of rugby.

“His teams play off the cuff rugby and you can see with the team at the minute that’s it’s really good. It’s just down to me to knuckle down and fight for a spot and help the club out as much as possible.

“I like to do a lot of the work that the fans might not see, but what the teammates appreciate. If they are watching in detail, they will see me giving 100 per cent and my all into everything that I do.”