Signing an exciting talent is always an added boost for any rugby league club, and for the Wakefield Wildcats, they have done just that – securing the playing services of Hull FC utility back Reece Lyne, for the next 3 seasons.
At just 19, Lyne is highly rated, and is already a main fixture in the Hull FC side – as well as having international experience behind him, having played 3 games for the English Academy.
For Lyne himself, it is a move that he is excited about, and looks forward to taking his game to the next level.
â€œI canâ€™t wait to get started,â€ Lyne said.
â€œWakefield is a club that is massively on the up, and itâ€™s a really exciting opportunity for me to come and be part of that.
â€œLooking at the club as an outsider this year, itâ€™s been obvious that itâ€™s a club going places and with a great spirit amongst the squad, particularly towards the back end of the year.â€
There is another key reason as to why Lyne is looking forward to the move – the chance to work under former coach Richard Agar once more.
â€œRich gave me my first opportunity as a young kid and Iâ€™m looking forward to working with him again.
â€œI can play anywhere in the back three and Iâ€™m looking to have a big pre-season, probably put a bit more weight on and like I say, I just canâ€™t wait to get started.
â€œAt Hull, players like Tom Briscoe and Danny Houghton really developed their game under Rich and Iâ€™m still only young and Iâ€™ve got my best years ahead of me, so Iâ€™m excited to be coming to Wakefield.”
For Agar, he has no doubts that Lyne can turn into a top Super League player, on the back of his ability.
â€œHeâ€™s a player with outstanding potential and possesses raw speed,â€ he said.
â€œAs a 16-year old there was every club in the country after him and at 19 heâ€™s already got a dozen first grade appearances to his name.
â€œHeâ€™s a player for the future and Iâ€™m really pleased that weâ€™ve been able to sign him. Iâ€™m confident that given the chance to develop he will become a top Super League player.â€