3rd November 2018, 21:23 | wakefield_trinity

Brough rejoins Wakefield for third spell

Brough rejoins Wakefield for third spell

Wakefield Trinity have announced the signing of veteran half- back Danny Brough from Huddersfield Giants.

The 35-year-old is returning to Trinity for a third spell after ending a nine-year stint with the Giants, for whom he scored 1,815 points in 247 appearances.

Brough, who won a record 24 caps for Scotland, was named Man of Steel in 2013 after captaining Huddersfield to the League Leaders' Shield.

As part of the deal, Wakefield full-back Scott Grix, 34, will move in the opposite direction, returning after a two-year absence to Huddersfield, where he will join the coaching staff when he hangs up his boots.

Brough joined Wakefield at the age of 15 but did not make his debut until 2008 after playing for Dewsbury, Hull and Castleford in between.

Wakefield chairman Michael Carter said: "I'm delighted to welcome Danny back to the club.

"Having spoken to Danny at length, he has a desire to continue playing at the highest level and a determination to win, that is second to none.

"At the same time, an opportunity arose for Scott Grix to move in the opposite direction and secure his future.

"Scott has been magnificent for us over the last two years, bringing a level of professionalism and playing a massive part in back-to-back fifth-place finishes. I wish him and his family all the very best for the future.''

Brough said: "I am over the moon to go back to where it started. I have a lot of unsettled business at Wakefield and I owe a lot to the fans after my previous spell at the club. ``I am looking forward to the new challenge, it is a new environment with a great set of lads and I can't wait to knuckle down and get stuck in with the boys.''