Wakefield Trinity: Full-back Scott Grix rejoins the Wildcats

Scott Grix, right, has rejoined Wakefield
Scott Grix, right, has rejoined Wakefield
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Wakefield Trinity have re-signed former full-back Scott Grix on a two-year deal.

Grix, 32, who previously joined Wakefield in 2008 from Widnes Vikings, will stay at Belle Vue until 2019.

The former Doncaster player will link back up with Trinity after a successful six years at Super League rivals, Huddersfield Giants, where he made 120 appearances and scored 57 tries.

Grix said: “I am excited for a change in my career after spending six years at the Giants. It is a great opportunity for me to move back to Wakefield, the club where I made my Super League debut.

“It will be good to play alongside some of my friends and I am looking forward to working with a young set of coaches.”

Trinity chairman, Michael Carter, said: “I am delighted to announce the signing of Scott Grix on a two-year contract. He is a true professional who will bring valued leadership qualities both on and off the field.”

Wakefield coach Chris Chester added: “It is great that I have been able to bring Scott back to Wakefield. It will give us a bit of competition to the full-back spot along with the experience and guidance to help Max Jowitt.”

Giants CEO, Richard Thewlis said: “Scott Grix has been an outstanding professional throughout his time with the Huddersfield Giants and he will be sorely missed by us all here. That said things do move on and the opportunity for Scott at Wakefield is a wonderful one and one that he should, and has taken – and has done so with our blessing. As with all things linked to Grixy he has been open and honest and kept us fully in the loop as we have with him in regards of the squad for future years.

“He can leave here with his head held high for some superb service given to a club that has valued him very highly and appreciated his contribution to our successes over recent years. Clearly this year has not gone as any of us would have wished. However, I think it’s no coincidence that our last two victories have come with Grixy at the back where despite the fact that he’d already agreed to go to Wakefield, he put his body on the line for his team-mates and gave us two excellent performances just when we needed them the most.”

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