Tom Lineham makes Championship loan move

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Tom Lineham Wakefield Trinity Credit: PA Images
Tom Lineham Wakefield Trinity Credit: PA Images

Wakefield winger Tom Lineham has signed a loan deal with Featherstone Rovers until the end of the 2022 season.

Lineham signed for Wakefield ahead of the 2022 season, having spent six years at Warrington. Since signing for Wakefield, he has made seven appearances for the club, scoring one try against Catalans.

During his stay with Warrington, he helped the side win the Challenge Cup in 2019. He started on the wing, as Warrington beat St Helens.

Lineham also played in two Super League Grand Finals for Warrington. In 2016 and 2018, both times saw Warrington lose against Wigan.

He also played for Hull FC, where he enjoyed several productive years. Lineham has also represented Rochdale and York.

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Lineham hoping to help Featherstone to Super League

Reacting to the move, Lineham told the club website: “Firstly I’d like to say thank you to Wakefield for accepting my request and allowing me to take up this special opportunity. 

“Featherstone play a fantastic & exciting brand of rugby. As a club, they have clearly shown their ambitions by recruiting a very strong playing group, consisting of both exciting youth & a wealth of experienced players.

“Brian McDermott has had an illustrious coaching career and I am looking forward to working alongside both him, his coaching staff & the playing group.

“I feel extremely privileged and fortunate to be part of this exciting project and hopefully helping Featherstone Rovers achieve their Super League ambitions”.

He is set to make his debut on Sunday against Whitehaven at the LEL Arena. They make the trip to Cumbria in search of a third straight win, as they hope to close the gap to Leigh at the top of the Championship table.

Featherstone and Leigh face off at the Summer Bash at the end of the month.

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