York City Knights have announced the signing of Wakefield’s club captain Danny Kirmond for 2021.
The Knights say they have beaten off a number of rivals to secure the services of the veteran second rower, who has played 299 senior games and turns 35 in November.
York coach James Ford said: “It’s great to be in the position to bring Danny to the club and I’d like to acknowledge the role our supporters and sponsors played in being able to get this complete.
“Danny will bring a significant amount of experience and leadership which I’m confident will help push up the standards of our preparations.”
Kirmond began his career at Featherstone in 2005 and spent two years with Huddersfield before moving to Wakefield in 2012. He played for England against the Exiles in 2012 and was in the 2013 Super League Dream Team.
“I’m delighted to be joining York for next season,” he said. “Obviously being at Wakefield for so long, the next step had to be the right challenge for me.
“Having spoke to Fordy a couple of times his commitment and enthusiasm were immediately infectious and I knew York was the place I wanted to be.”