Talented utility back signs with Wakefield

Reece Lyne

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.

“I can’t wait to get started,” Lyne said.

“Wakefield is a club that is massively on the up, and it’s a really exciting opportunity for me to come and be part of that.

“Looking at the club as an outsider this year, it’s been obvious that it’s a club going places and with a great spirit amongst the squad, particularly towards the back end of the year.”

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.

“Rich gave me my first opportunity as a young kid and I’m looking forward to working with him again.

“I can play anywhere in the back three and I’m looking to have a big pre-season, probably put a bit more weight on and like I say, I just can’t wait to get started.

“At Hull, players like Tom Briscoe and Danny Houghton really developed their game under Rich and I’m still only young and I’ve got my best years ahead of me, so I’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.

“He’s a player with outstanding potential and possesses raw speed,” he said.

“As a 16-year old there was every club in the country after him and at 19 he’s already got a dozen first grade appearances to his name.

“He’s a player for the future and I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to sign him. I’m confident that given the chance to develop he will become a top Super League player.”

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