Rugby League Wakefield Trinity close in on Jermaine McGillvary as signing announcements loom

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Rugby League Wakefield Trinity close in on Jermaine McGillvary as signing announcements loom

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The Huddersfield Giants legend has left the John Smith's Stadium, but is closing in on a new club.

Super League legend Jermaine McGillvary is on the verge of signing for Wakefield Trinity. Rugby League Live revealed last month that the recently-relegated West Yorkshire club had set their sights on the England international following his departure from Huddersfield Giants.

Considerable progress is thought to have been made since then and it is now highly likely that McGillvary will make the move to Wakefield ahead of the 2024 season. Since their return to the Championship was confirmed, Trinity have kept a low profile on the announcement front, with even the well-known appointment of new head coach Daryl Powell yet to be verified.

However, McGillvary looks set to be part of their incoming announcements package in what will be a considerable capture upon their venture in the Championship. One of Super League's best-ever wingers, the 35-year-old is sixth in the competition's all-time try-scoring charts, having crossed the line 196 times during a legendary spell with his hometown club.

Nicknamed 'Jerry', he also boasts 21 international appearances for England and Great Britain while he was one of the standout stars during the 2017 World Cup. He was named in the team of the tournament as England reached the World Cup Final, scoring seven tries in the process. His performances saw him nominated for the Golden Boot that year.

Wakefield have confirmed the retention of a core group of players. The likes of Josh Griffin, Max Jowitt, Liam Kay, Luke Gale, Jay Pitts, Matty Ashurst and Mason Lino have all signed new deals while Keighley Cougars' hooker, Thomas Doyle, is also thought to have agreed a deal to join the club. Wakefield are also keen on signing the Championship's top try-scorer in 2023, Lachlan Walmsley, though they have yet to agree terms with his current club, Halifax Panthers. ... g-27942006
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