Wakefield Wildcats boss Agar returns from “valuable” Australian trip

Richard Agar
Richard Agar

WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats head coach Richard Agar has returned to the UK from Australia ready to begin the process of rebuilding his squad ahead of the winter training programme.

Agar landed in the country on Wednesday night and is already conducting important meetings with players and staff at the Wildcats having completed a “valuable” trip ‘down under’.

He said: “It was a useful and valuable trip to Australia and I had lots of face-to-face meetings with agents and players.”

The meetings allowed Agar to “build a few bridges” with useful contacts in Australia and now he is back in Wakefield, the Wildcats boss has turned his attentions to potential signings and departures at the club.

He said: “The hard work starts now and I will be having meetings with players but it is an ongoing process and we will announce signings when they are complete.”

Last week, the club announced they were on the verge of naming five new signings and while the identities of the players involved have yet to be announced by the Wildcats, several players are strongly linked with a move to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

Danny Kirmond, Andy Raleigh and Kyle Wood look to be on their way from Huddersfield Giants and Agar is reportedly interested in signing Hull FC players Sam Obst and Ewan Dowes, New Zealand Warriors’ Isaac John and Featherstone Rovers’ Ben Cockayne.

Hooker Bob Beswick, 26, is reportedly leaving Karl Harrison’s Halifax and on his way to Wakefield while Agar’s former club York City Knights are interested in signing scrum-half Gareth Moore, who signed a two-year contract at the Wildcats last year.

Moore, 22, played eight games at York while on loan from Leeds Rhinos in 2009.

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