Siejka finally seals Wildcats switch

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5th March 2014

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats finally got their man today when Australian half-back Harry Siejka overcame red tape to complete a move to First Utility Super League.

The 22-year-old was expected to be the Wildcats' first signing for 2014 when he agreed a one-year deal last October, but his application for a visa was denied by the Rugby Football League due to the player's limited first-grade experience in the NRL.

Siejka made just four senior appearances for Penrith Panthers in 2011-12 and injury prevented him from making his debut for St George-Illawarra after switching Sydney clubs last season.

However, Wakefield successfully appealed and the player is also thought to have used his Polish ancestry to gain a European passport.

A Wakefield spokesman said: "The Wildcats are pleased to confirm that Harry Siejka has completed his move to the club."

A former Australian schoolboy international, Siejka will be the 11th new face to join coach Richard Agar's squad when he arrives in the country tomorrow lunchtime.

Siejka finally seals Wildcats switch 2013.superleague.co.uk
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