Steve Southern named new skipper of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

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Steve Southern named new skipper of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have announced Steve Southern as their latest skipper.   
Previously, the 29-year-old was playing for Newcastle Knights from the Southern hemisphere, who recently joined the Wildcats on a three-year contract which is subject to the border permit from the UK government. The player was pledged in as the back forward
at Rhinos and the captaincy offer was a total surprise for him.
It is believed that he is a direct replacement of Glenn Morrison, who recently announced hanging up his boots in order to join in the coaching staff at the club.
While sharing his delight over his instant upgrade to the captaincy position, the player shared his moment of pride enwrapped in surprise, saying that he was “very, very, very proud.” He also acknowledged that he did not see it coming at all and considered
it a great honour for himself.
Previously, the Wakefield new skipper has had made a total of 100 appearances in the National Rugby League (NRL) and has also played for the North Queensland Cowboys before trying his luck in Super League.
There are a number of latest signings at the franchise, which includes; New Zealand international Motu Tony, who  has agreed to a one-year deal with the club, with the option of extending it into another year. He had the 2005 Tri Nations competition win
under his belt too.
Southern shared about his move from NRL to Super League saying that he is very happy winning the licence under a brand new coach. He further added that he was all pumped of be part of the Super League clan.
While expressing his views about the Southern’s uptake, Wildcats chief executive James Elston added, “Steve is a great addition to our squad for the next three years, his NRL experience will provide a great boost to many of our younger players and his ruthless
playing style will be great for our supporters to see. I have heard many great things about Steve's work ethic and he has been a popular member with both fans and players at every team he has been at, I'm sure he will be a perfect fit at the Wildcats. I look
forward to his arrival and seeing him in action for Wakefield.”
It will be interesting to see how well Southern will perform his duties after slipping on the captaincy hat at Warrington.



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