Wakefield sign Josh Bowden with immediate effect

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Josh Bowden Credit: PA Images
Josh Bowden Credit: PA Images

Wakefield Trinity have confirmed the signing of 30-year-old prop forward Josh Bowden from Hull FC with immediate effect until the end of 2023.

He joins having made 181 appearances for the MKM Stadium side. He was a part of the Challenge Cup winning teams in both 2016 and 2017.

Bowden came through the academy ranks at Hull, and made his first team debut in 2012 away at Salford.

Wakefield kick-off Magic Weekend on Saturday against Toulouse at 2:30pm, with two vital Super League points up for grabs.

“I’m really excited about a fresh challenge here at Wakefield,” Bowden said.

“I’m looking forward to getting started and getting some minutes under my belt. It’s been difficult having to wait in the wings recently but now I’m just excited about the prospect of getting back on the field.

“I had a phone call about an opportunity to come here and I snapped their hand off really. Hopefully I can get plenty of games and I’m sure I’ll enjoy it.”

Wakefield boss on Josh Bowden signing

Head coach Willie Poching added: “It’s great to be able to bring someone of Josh’s experience into the squad and to add to the quality of our group going forward.

“I’m sure he’ll add some quality, but he’ll definitely add some competition for our big fellas in the middle.

“He arrived at the club this morning. He’s already added some size so we’re excited about him getting going for us.

“It’s day one so we’ll get him up to speed with everything and try to get him out there as soon as we can to play. I’m sure, when he does, he’ll be fantastic for us on the field.”

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