Griffin leaves brothers at Salford to get first-team action at former club Trinity

George Griffin in action for Hull Kingston Rovers.
George Griffin in action for Hull Kingston Rovers.
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George Griffin will have to wait to play alongside his older brothers in Super League after rejoining Wakefield on a month’s loan.

The 22-year-old back-row forward, who came through the junior ranks at the Wildcats before moving to Hull KR and London Broncos, joined brothers Darrell and Josh at Salford at the start of the season but has yet to break into Iestyn Harris’s team.

Wakefield coach James Webster has snapped up the forward after losing Matty Ashurst, Ian Kirke, Lopini Paea, Scott Anderson and Chris Annakin to injury and is set to give him his senior debut in Sunday’s home game against Huddersfield.

“George has had plenty of experience in Super League at both London and Hull KR,” Webster said. “He is able to play good minutes which will help us as we are extremely short of props leading into a busy Easter period.”

Harris said: “George has trained really hard and has a really good attitude. It’s important that he gets the chance to play some first team football and by going on loan to Wakefield Wildcats he’ll get this at the highest level.”

Wakefield have also signed St Helens prop forward Jordan Hand on a month’s loan. Hand, 21, who played on a dual-registration for Whitehaven last year, has yet to play for Saints this year.

“Jordan need to be playing regularly,” Saints chief executive Mike Rush said.