Kevin Locke: Wakefield sign full-back after Salford exit

Kevin Locke
Kevin Locke (right) joined Salford from New Zealand Warriors in June last year

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have signed full-back Kevin Locke on a deal until the end of the season.

The 26-year-old left Salford last week, claiming he was owed money in unpaid wages - something Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash denies.

The New Zealand international could make his debut for Super League's bottom side in Wednesday's home game against Hull FC.

"I am delighted to welcome Kevin to the club," chairman Michael Carter said.

"Kevin showed a great desire to come and play his rugby here and get a smile back on his face," he added.

"We think we can help him achieve that which will be good for him and us."

Locke, who played for his country in the 2013 World Cup final defeat by Australia, started his career with New Zealand Warriors before joining Salford on a three-and-a-half-year deal last June.

However, having joined the Red Devils, he played in just 13 of a possible 27 Super League matches before his departure last week.