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Wakefield sign Jessie Joe Parker from Featherstone

Jessie Joe Parker
Jessie Joe Parker has run in 17 tries for Featherstone Rovers this season

Wakefield have made their third signing in two days with the capture of Jessie Joe Parker from Featherstone Rovers.

The 24-year-old Papua New Guinea international has agreed a two-year contract with the Wildcats.

Wildcats head coach John Kear said: "Jessie Joe has been outstanding for Featherstone and we believe that he will be a big asset for us.

"We are always interested in the best talent and we're delighted that Jessie has agreed to join us," he added.

"Jessie Joe played in the 2008 World Cup in Australia as well as the 2009 Pacific Cup for the Kumuls so he is an experienced international.

"He has proved to be a consistent try scorer for Rovers and we want him to transfer that talent to Super League for the Wildcats."

Before joining Featherstone, for whom he will play his final game in Sunday's Championship Grand Final against Halifax, Parker had been playing in Australia.

He played there for Queensland Cup side Northern Pride, the club he had joined after moving from Papua New Guinea's domestic competitions.

Wildcats made two signings on Wednesday, bringing in Salford half-back Jeremy Smith and Hull KR back rower Frankie Mariano.

But coach John Kear still has rebuilding to do after six players left the staff at the end of the season.

Hooker Tevita Leo-Latu and centre Sean Gleeson signed for Salford, while skipper Jason Demetriou, prop Kyle Bibb and utility man Paul Johnson joined stand-off Paul Cooke through the Belle Vue out door



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