Ali Lauitiiti extends contract at Wakefield



Ali Lauitiiti has agreed a one year extension to his contract at the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

His contract was due to expire at the end of next season, but he has agreed to stay on until at least 2014.

The 33-year old has won five Grand Finals with Leeds Rhinos, and is currently helping the Wildcats make the Super League play offs.

Lauitiiti said it was an easy decision to stay on at Wakefield for another 12 months.

He said: “I’ve really enjoyed it with the boys so I’m going to have an extra year and hopefully I can play a bit better next year.

“It’s another year with the team and I’m fortunate enough to be given another contract so I am very happy

“The boys have been great and the coaching staff too so all in all it’s been good. It is a good unit, the team spirit here is really good and its one of the big factors in us doing so well in the last month or so, it’s really good here and it’s good to be a part of it.”

Lauitiiti is confident Wakefield can reach the play offs this season with two games remaining. They face Widnes and Salford in their final games of the regular season.

Lauitiiti said: “We are confident within ourselves but having said that Widnes and Salford are good teams, they are not walkovers.

“The first of those games is obviously against Widnes so it won’t be easy, we have to be on the top of our game to win that, it’s going to be tough.”