24 Nov 2021

Trinity sign Whitbread

Wakefield Trinity have announced the signing of Jai Whitbread from Leigh Centurions ahead of the 2022 Betfred Super League season, signing a one-year deal at Trinity with the option for a second.

The prop-forward featured 30 times for Gold Coast Titans in the NRL prior to his move to Super League at the back end of 2021.

At 23-year-old, Whitbread has his prime years ahead of him as a prop-forward and will bolster Trinity’s options in the middle of the park.

Speaking on his move to Trinity, Whitbread said: “It’s been unreal so far – the lads have been very welcoming and I’m enjoying being in training.

“My time at Leigh has given me an insight into what I can expect playing in Super League and I’m really looking forward to it. It’s a high-paced game, there are plenty of offloads and the ball is always in play. It’s a really enjoyable brand of footy to play and watch, so I’m just ready to get ripped in now and can’t wait for it.”

Trinity Head Coach Willie Poching added: “It’s not often you get someone of Jai’s NRL experience and age on our doorstep.

“So, when the chance came to meet and speak to him, I was taken by his demeanour, size and his will to keep developing and have a big impact on our team and club. He is a good young man, who as a player has a great skill set for a big fella, and he will complement and enhance the style we want to implement next season.”

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