Rugby league is a funny game and for former Huddersfield Giants back-rower Jon Molloy, after being released by the Salford City Reds just one month into his contract, the Wakefield Wildcats have capitalised and pounced on the 22-year old back-rower.
For Molloy, the shock collapse of his Salford deal was disappointing but he is excited at the new opportunity he now has at Wakefield.
“To be honest, I am over the moon,” he said.
“It’s good to get my life on track, push on and get some games under my belt.
“I’ve not played in a while with my injury but I’ll let my talking be done on the field and see what happens.”
Wildcats coach Richard Agar said that Molloy was a player they had their eye on for quite some time and they believe he can become a talented Super League player.
“He’s a player we’ve had our eye on for some time and monitored,” said Agar.
“I tried to sign him before for my previous club (Hull FC) and we had a play for him last year but Huddersfield were reluctant to part company with him.
“Circumstances have changed and we’ve got him down and he’s been training with us and we’re really happy with the condition of him.
“He is a player that, given time, will develop into a regular first-grade Super League player.”