Mathers to leave Wakefield Wildcats

Richard Mathers
Richard Mathers

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats’ Richard Mathers has revealed that he will leave the club at the end of the First Utility Super League season.

The 30 year-old, who joined Trinity from Castleford Tigers in 2011, announced his intention to leave the Rapid Solicitors Stadium on Twitter last night, Tuesday.

He posted: “I’ll be leaving Wakefield at the end of the season. I’ve had three great years at the club.

“All the players have played their part with the culture, banter, togetherness we have built from nothing.

“Wish Webbo [head coach James Webster] and Kimo [skipper Danny Kirmond] and the loyal fans all the best for the future and I know I’ll leave with mates for life.”

Mathers went on to reveal that the lack of a new contract at Trinity had prompted his decision.

He posted on Twitter: “Don’t wanna leave just have nothing to offer me.”

He added: “Absolutely gutted to be leaving the boys but can’t wait around forever for a deal.”

Mathers has stated that he is exploring “a couple of options” to play in France and the UK.

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