Wakefield Wildcats sign Scruton from Bradford Bulls

Nick Scruton signs for Wakefield Wildcats
Nick Scruton signs for Wakefield Wildcats

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have signed prop Nick Scruton from Bradford Bulls on a one-year deal.

The England international has signed for a nominal fee and is in line to make his debut in next week’s home clash with Catalan Dragons.

Scruton, 29, arrives at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium less than two weeks after Jarrod Sammut also made the switch from the Bulls to Trinity.

Scruton said: “I’m just looking forward to getting out there and training myself now and getting on with the next chapter of my career.

“It’s pretty easy being a rugby player, we just get out there and do our job. We can’t control many things apart from the rugby side so that’s what I want to do now and get out there and play well for Wakefield Wildcats.”

Wildcats boss Richard Agar said: “It’s difficult circumstances from Bradford and there’s an understanding from ourselves that we’ve been through all that pain and we know the problems they’re facing and just how difficult it is.

“To get Jarrod and now Nick on board at this time of the season is fantastic news. We wanted to sure up our front row and to get a player of Nick’s quality gives the club and playing staff a huge boost.

“Last year was arguably his best season as a senior first grader. He’s got some great experience for Leeds and been a leading light for Bradford. He plays in a very up-front manner, he’s aggressive, gets the ball forward well and is a very strong player.”

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