Wakefield Wildcats boss Agar focused on NRL signing

Richard Agar
Richard Agar

WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats head coach Richard Agar still has his sights set on the NRL as he continues to rebuild a new-look squad ahead of the Super League XVII season.

News that newly-signed half-back Isaac John has been successful in his visa application has coincided with the release of Jeremy Smith, Josh Veivers, Kevin Penny and Stuart Howarth.

And Agar admitted that he “hopes to sign another two or three players” during pre-season, adding: “There are some things to sort out and we need to see what we have got to spend.”

The Cats’ boss remains tight-lipped regarding the identity of potential new signings but the Wakefield Express understands that the Trinity boss’s number one target is an NRL-based player.

Agar’s success in recruiting in Australia is likely to have an impact on his desire to sign players based in England, including former Wildcat Sam Obst, recently released by Hull FC, and the likes of Castleford Tigers’ Richie Mathers and Bradford Bulls’ Paul Sykes, who are among those also linked with Trinity.

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