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24th January 2021, 19:13 | wakefield_trinity

Eddie Battye joins Wakefield Trinity

Eddie Battye joins Wakefield Trinity

Wakefield Trinity have announced the signing of Eddie Battye on a three-year deal.

Battye – who spent the majority of the 2020 season on loan at the Mobile Rocket Stadium – has joined from Betfred Championship side London Broncos for an undisclosed fee.

The 29-year-old has spent the last five seasons with the Broncos helping the club earn promotion to the Betfred Super League in 2018 before a playing a pivotal role in their first season in the top flight for five years.

Battye has also had two spells with Sheffield Eagles either side of a season with French club Villeneuve Leopards in 2012. 

On the move, Battye said: “I’m just really pleased we’ve got it over the line.

“I’ve always wanted to play in Super League and to get hance to do that at Wakefield is brilliant. I loved my time here last season and I’m looking forward to joining up with the squad once more.

“I’ve been at London for five years and it’s a great club. I wish them all the best in the future as I’ve loved every minute there.”

Wakefield Head Coach Chris Chester commented: “I’m really pleased we’ve got Eddie Battye tied up for three years.

“To finally get Eddie’s signature on a piece of paper is great news for the club and great news for Eddie.

“He made a big impression throughout the 2020 season and I’m looking forward to working with him over the next three years.

“I think it’s a significant signing for the club and I couldn’t be happier to have Eddie at the club for the next three years.”