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Wakefield Trinity centre Joe Arundel will miss the remainder of the Super League season after rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament in Friday's defeat by his former club Castleford.

Trinity will also be without utility back Ryan Hampshire for six weeks after he fractured his jaw in the same game.

Hampshire, unlike Arundel with his knee injury, will avoid surgery.
 

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Wakefield Trinity have re-signed winger Liam Kay from Toronto Wolfpack.

Kay has joined Trinity on loan for the rest of the 2020 campaign and has agreed a contract with them for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

The 28-year-old began his Super League career with Wakefield, but has helped Toronto from the third tier to the top flight during his three-and-a-half years with the Canadian club.
 

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Wakefield Trinity have signed former Catalans Dragons back Tony Gigot on a deal until the end of the 2021 season.

The France international left Catalans at the end of 2019 and had a brief spell with Toronto Wolfpack.

During his time at Catalans, Gigot became the first Frenchman to win the Lance Todd Trophy as they lifted the 2018 Challenge Cup.
 

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Wakefield Trinity have signed Huddersfield Giants outside-back Innes Senior on a one-month loan deal.

The 20-year-old will provide cover for injured duo Tom Johnstone and Lee Kershaw, plus the suspended Reece Lyne.

He could make his debut in the Challenge Cup quarter-final with Catalans on Saturday.

I like these loan deals - good for the game and players.
 

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Super League side Wakefield Trinity have signed London Broncos forward Eddie Battye on loan until the end of the season.

The 29-year-old featured regularly for the Broncos when the Championship club were in the top flight in 2019.
 

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Hull Kingston Rovers assistant coach Willie Poching is to leave at the end of the season to rejoin his former club Wakefield Trinity.

The New Zealand-born former second-row forward, 47, will become assistant coach to Chris Chester from 1 November.
 

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Wakefield have submitted a planning application to develop parts of their Belle Vue home, including construction of a new 2,500-seater East Stand.
 

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Wakefield Trinity have signed Samoa stand-off Mason Lino from National Rugby League side Newcastle Knights on a three-year deal.

Lino, 26, was the understudy to New Zealand playmaker Shaun Johnson at the Auckland-based Warriors before joining Australian club Newcastle in 2018.

He has five tries from 34 games in the NRL, and replaces Bradford-bound Danny Brough in coach Chris Chester's squad.
 

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Wakefield Trinity have signed Huddersfield Giants winger Innes Senior on a loan deal for the 2021 season.

The 20-year-old outside back was loaned to Trinity midway through 2020 and featured regularly, scoring four tries.
 

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French back Tony Gigot has left Wakefield Trinity after less than six months at the Super League club. No news where he might go.
 

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Wakefield Trinity have signed prop Eddie Battye from London Broncos for an undisclosed fee.

The 29-year-old was on loan at Trinity last season and has made the move permanent by signing a three-year deal.