Wakefield Trinity’s Strategic Revamp for 2025 Super League Bid

Wakefield Trinity Prepare for Potential Super League Return in 2025

As the rugby league world eagerly awaits the decisions of IMG regarding the 2025 Super League lineup, Wakefield Trinity are positioning themselves to make a return to the top flight. The Championship frontrunners have been vocal about their expectation to secure a spot in the elite competition next season after a one-year absence.

Wakefield’s recruitment efforts for 2025 reflect their confidence in rejoining Super League. Their current squad features several key players under contract, including fullback Max Jowitt, wingers Lachlan Walmsley, Tom Johnstone and Thomas Delaney, centers Oliver Pratt, Jack Croft and Noah Booth, and half-backs Mason Lino and Myles Lawford. Experienced forwards like Mike McMeeken, Renouf Atoni, Caleb Uele and Liam Hood will also be donning the Trinity jersey next year.

The club has already confirmed the high-profile signings of Tom Johnstone and Mike McMeeken, who will join on lucrative long-term deals. Furthermore, Wakefield are believed to have secured the services of half-back Oliver Russell from Huddersfield Giants and forward Matty Storton from Hull KR to bolster their ranks.

“While several players remain off-contract, including Toby Boothroyd, Jay Pitts and Romain Franco, the club is reportedly in discussions to retain the services of some of these key assets.”

Wakefield currently have three quota spots available should they earn promotion to Super League, with Mason Lino, Caleb Uele, Ky Rodwell and Renouf Atoni already occupying overseas positions.

The main areas of concern for Wakefield appear to be the second row, where only Josh Griffin is contracted, and the centers, where experience at the top level may be lacking. The club could also look to add depth on the wings to complement the already-signed Walmsley and Johnstone. Head coach Daryl Powell will no doubt be working closely with the recruitment team to ensure Wakefield are prepared for the challenges of Super League in 2025.

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