Ryan Hampshire

Ryan Hampshire signs contact extension with Wakefield

Wakefield have agreed a new two-year deal with utility back Ryan Hampshire following an about-turn.

Trinity announced a month ago that Hampshire would be one of seven end-of-season departures after being unable to agree new terms.

The 24-year-old former Wigan and Castleford player was an ever-present in 2019 and coach Chris Chester is pleased to have him back on board.

"Rocky was good for us in 2019 and, now that there's a deal in place, I'm looking forward to welcoming him back in for pre-season and seeing him in the red, white and blue for the next two years," Chester said.

Hampshire said: "I'm really pleased with this two-year deal. Both parties are happy with how it's been done."

Wakefield chief executive Michael Carter said: "I always felt that Rocky didn't want to leave and likewise, I have never wanted to see him leave either."

Hampshire played mostly full-back this year but may have to find a new spot in the team for 2020 after the club signed Alex Walker from London Broncos.

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