Wright talks up Raiders

“Wakefield were desperate to sell me, I’d come back from holiday early and my agent and Wakefield had done a deal with Halifax.

“I was actually on my way to sign and had just come off the M62 when I got a call from Wakefield.

“They said Wigan had come in and offered £15,000 more and to keep driving.

“I stayed on the motorway, went to Central Park, met Maurice Lindsay in his pomp and the contract was signed there and then.

“That’s how things turn out sometimes, but I’ve always regarded Halifax as a big club.

“I’ve got a few friends who are Fax fans and I’m looking forward to coming down there on Sunday.”

Wright, who spent 11 years in Australia after he quit the sport, is currently combining his duties with Barrow with a day-to-day job as a personal trainer in London’s Canary Wharf, a unique juggling act that sees him live in the capital during the week before travelling north in time for the Raiders’ last two training sessions on Friday and Saturday.

“It’s probably not conventional, but it’s working well at the moment,” he said.

“There is nothing set in stone in rugby league and the security is something that is important to me and my family.”