Arona extends with Wakefield

Wakefield forward Tinirau Arona has signed a new contract extension with the club for another season.

The 26-year old joined the Wildcats from Cronulla at the end of 2015. In his first season in Super League Arona has made 11 appearances for Wakefield.

The Cook Islands international is in the top five for tackles made and carries at the Wildcats. Arona has signed for the 2017 season with an option for another year.

“I am very happy, it is good to know that I am secure here for another year and hopefully for a second year too,” he said.

“It was the right decision for me and my family and we are really happy here at the moment, I am now just looking forward to the rest of the season and the next.

“I’m enjoying my time playing under Chris Chester, he has brought a lot of structure and confidence to the team and I think this is what we needed.

“Earlier on in the season when we were not doing so well I knew there was only a matter of time before we started to bring some wins together and a lot of credit goes to Chezzy for doing this.”

Head coach Chris Chester was pleased he was to have secured the new deal for Arona.

“It’s another great signing for the club. I have been really impressed with his professionalism around the club,” he said.

He offers a lot both on and off the field and I’m delighted we’ve been able to extend his current deal, to have a player of his quality at the club for at least another year is great news for everybody.”

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