Former Eels and Manly back-rower signs with Wakefield

Justin Horo

In the eyes of many, he never quite kicked on as well as he could have in the NRL but Justin Horo took his game to another level when he joined the Catalan Dragons in the Super League.

Now, he is on the move again, with Wakefield Trinity snapping up the 31-year old veteran on a 2-year deal.

Making his professional rugby league debut at the Parramatta Eels before joining the Manly Sea Eagles, he enjoyed some periods of success but ultimately dropped out of both sides.

Prompting his move to Catalans, it was here that Horo shone over his 42-game career for the Perpignan-based club.

With the move to Wakefield now confirmed, Horo is excited about the new challenge and looks forward to working with coach Chris Chester.

“Firstly, I would like to start by saying that I am extremely excited to be joining the club for the next few years,” said Horo.

“I made my decision to join the club based on the interest from Chris (Chester) and the direction he sees for the club which has shown in the results on the field and the re-signing of players at the club already.”

Horo’s ambitions are high, as he wants to work hard at Wakefield and help the team to possible success.

“One of the players being Jacob Miller who I spoke to before making my decision and he couldn’t speak highly enough of everyone involved,” continued Horo.

“I cannot wait to join the squad next year and go after a trophy or two.”

Equally pleased is Chester, who relishes the opportunity to see his back-rowers tussle for spots in a hotly contested back-row.

“I am delighted that we have been able to secure the services of Justin Horo on a two-year deal,” said Chester.

“He will add real quality to the pack and provide competition in the back row alongside Kirmond, Ashurst, and Batchelor.

“Justin has a wealth of experience and it shows a signing of intent by the club, after speaking to Justin, I am aware of how much he is excited to join us and I am looking forward to working with him over the next couple of seasons.”

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