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Centre Jason Walton has joined Super League side Wakefield on a one-year deal following his release by Championship club London Broncos.
The 25-year-old, who was allowed to leave the Broncos with a year remaining on his contract, also has a second-year option with the Wildcats.
 

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A £12m plan to redevelop rugby league side Wakefield Trinity's Belle Vue stadium has been announced in a move that will keep the club in the city.

Wakefield Council has put forward a proposal to build a 10,000-seat community stadium on the site by 2020.

The plans have been agreed in principle with the Super League side, which has played at Belle Vue since 1895.
 

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This charade about Bell vue has been going on for years, though. It doesn't meet SL minimum standards, and talk about another stadium remains just that. Castleford are in a similar situation with an old dilapidated stadium.
 

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Jordan Crowther and Tinirau Arona have signed new contracts. Craig Huby has left by mutual consent.
 

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Wakefield Trinity have signed prop Adam Tangata on loan from Halifax until the end of the season with front-rower Keegan Hirst moving the other way.

Tangata, 28, rejoined Championship side Fax after financial issues led to his early departure from Widnes, and has scored two tries in 11 games since.

Hirst, 31, has been at Trinity for three seasons after signing from Batley but is out of contract this winter.
 

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Wakefield Trinity have brought back England international centre Ryan Atkins to the club after nine years at Warrington - on an immediate deal to include the 2020 season.

Leeds-born Atkins, 33, is the fourth signing made by relegation-threatened Super League side Trinity this week.
 

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Warrington (16) 23
Tries: Clark, Currie, Charnley, Goodwin Goals: Ratchford 3 Drop-goal: Patton
Wakefield (0) 16
Tries: Escare, Jones-Bishop, Hampshire Goals: Brough 2

Wakefield could not complete a comeback at Warrington meaning defeat by London could relegate them next weekend.
Trinity came close to securing a win that would have all but guaranteed safety but ultimately could not overturn a 16-0 half-time deficit.
In the first season since Super League scrapped the Million Pound Game London, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Hull KR all head into the final round on 20 points.
The Broncos sit bottom and with a vastly inferior points difference.
 

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Ryan Hampshire will leave Wakefield at the end of November after failing to agree a new deal with the club.

Chris Annakin, Anthony England, Keegan Hirst, Luke Hooley, Tyler Randell and Lewis Wray will also leave when their contracts expire.

Long-serving back-row forward Danny Kirmond has agreed a new deal to become a player-coach from next season.
 

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Wakefield Trinity have signed Hull FC back-rower Joe Westerman on a two-year deal.

The 29-year-old made 23 Super League appearances this season.

He started his career with Castleford before joining Hull FC for the first time in 2011 and has also had spells with Warrington and Toronto Wolfpack.
 

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Wakefield have re-signed forward Jay Pitts on a two-year deal from London Broncos. Pitts, 29, started his career with Trinity before spells with Leeds, Hull FC and Bradford.