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Atkins to return to Wakefield

9th August 2019, 17:57 by Tom Hill

Wakefield Trinity have announced they have re-signed centre Ryan Atkins on a deal until the end of the 2020 campaign.

The 33-year-old left Trinity in 2010 after agreeing a move to the Halliwell Jones Stadium, where he has since won two Challenge Cup medals.

Atkins made a name for himself during his first spell in Yorkshire, where he scored 40 tries in 77 appearances.

The England international has scored 165 tries for Warrington and he admits it will be an honour to wear the shirt again.

He told Wakefield's official website: "It's just really exciting for me to be coming back to Wakefield, a club I've always held close to my heart.

"I started my Super League career at Wakefield and enjoyed four great years there so I jumped at the chance to come back.

"Initially I thought it was for 2020 but the opportunity presented itself for me to join sooner and now I just can't wait to get started.

"I've been out injured recently but things are looking up and I see the specialist on Monday where hopefully I get the all clear to get back on the field.

"The plan for me is to help the lads finish strong and try and push my way into the team for the final stages of the season."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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