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Tom Johnstone (born 23 August 1995) is an England international rugby league footballer who plays as a winger for Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 1354) in the Super League. He was the winner of the Super League Young Player Of The Year 2016.

Tom Johnstone
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Personal information
Full nameThomas Johnstone
Born (1995-08-13) 13 August 1995 (age 23)
Germany
Playing information
PositionWing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2015– Wakefield Trinity 78 67 0 0 264
2015(loan) Featherstone Rovers 2 1 0 0 4
Total 80 68 0 0 268
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2018– England 1 3 0 0 12
As of 23 March 2019
Source: [1][2]

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BackgroundEdit

Johnstone is of Scottish descent.[3]

With his father in the Army, Johnstone was born in Germany. Johnstone has lived in England since he was very young; as a junior, he played for Stanningley rugby club. Johnstone attended Pudsey Grangefield School and represented Leeds sprinting team at Indoor athletics.

Playing careerEdit

Johnstone plays at Wing or Centre. He is noted as one of the fastest players in the game. He has also represented England at under 19's level. He made his professional début for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats against Leeds in 2014 during a Boxing day friendly He made his full Super League début for an injury hit Wakefield Trinity side in their Round 7 defeat by the Wigan Warriors. He played 13 times in his first season at Wakefield Trinity, scoring 9 tries. His scored his first Wakefield Trinity try against St Helens in a 44-4 defeat. His second season has seen him score 15 tries so far with one length of the field effort considered to be the try of the season.

The Wakefield Trinity club have now signed him up on a long four season deal, an unprecedented step by the club.

Arguably the brightest young talent in English rugby league, Tom Johnstone is widely regarded as one of the fastest players in super league if not the fastest and without a doubt one of the best finishers. Johnstone has scored 31 tries in 38 appearances for Trinity (2015-2016).

Johnstone has become one of the favourites in 2019 to become Super League's top try-scorer and he appears very motivated to achieve that accolade.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ loverugbyleague
  2. ^ RLP
  3. ^ "Getting to know: Tom Johnstone - Total Rugby League". Total Rugby League. 2017-01-24. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  4. ^ "Wakefield Trinity: Tom Johnstone has 'half an eye' on top-try accolade". www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-02-27.

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