Joe Arundel extends Wakefield stay

Drew Darbyshire

Joe Arundel has signed a new two-year deal with Wakefield, keeping him at the club until the end of 2021.

The 27-year-old centre has been at Trinity since 2015 and has scored 18 tries in 82 appearances for the club.

Arundel helped Wakefield avoid relegation via the Million Pound Game in 2015 and has since been part of the club’s rise through the Super League table.

On his new contract, Arundel said: “I’m very pleased to sign the deal, it gives me a bit of confidence to build on what has been an enjoyable few years at the club.

“I’m looking to push on and challenge for a spot. We all push each other.

“Bill [Tupou] and Reece [Lyne] are both quality payers and they got their merits last year with one getting in the Dream Team and the other getting called-up to the England squad.

“We all bring a difference skillset and I’m confident in mine when I get the chance.”

On Arundel’s contract extension, Wakefield coach Chris Chester commented: “I’m delighted for Joe, he’s a quality player and offers plenty to the squad.

“He’s got plenty of competition for a centre spot, with Bill and Reece. But when Joe does get his chance, I’m sure he’ll put his best foot forward for a place in the side.”