Wakefield Trinity Wildcats sign Batley Bulldogs skipper Hirst

Keegan Hirst
Keegan Hirst

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have signed Batley Bulldogs’ skipper Keegan Hirst for the 2017 season.

Prop forward Hirst, 28, has signed a one year deal at Trinity with an option of a further year and will link-up with the squad at the start of pre-season.

Hirst said: “I am happy to have signed for Wakefield, it is a club with a lot of history and they have made big strides this season.

“I already have a great relationship with John Kear, so it will be nice that we can continue that and I am looking forward to playing under Chris Chester.

“I’m also looking forward to playing in the Super League, it is something all players aspire to do and it is something that I have wanted to do as a kid. I cannot wait to get into pre-season and start playing for Wakefield next season.”

Trinity head coach Chris Chester said: “This is a great opportunity for Keegan. He is playing exceptionally well in the Championship.

“It will be a big step up but I am confident that he can play a big part in this club going forward.”