Kirmond commits future to Wakefield

Wakefield captain Danny Kirmond has committed to the club until the end of 2016.

Kirmond, 27, was already under contract until the end of next season, but has been rewarded with an extension following a fine run of form.

He said: “I’ve made no secret that it’s a club I wanted to stay at. I’ve enjoyed my time here and it’s the most I’ve enjoyed my rugby since leaving Featherstone.

“I feel the club is going in the right direction.  We’re performing better each year on the field and we’ve already signed up a number of our current squad on longer term deals which was important to me, and I believe we’re talking to Rich (Agar) about extending his deal as well. 

“He’s definitely brought out the best in my game so I never had to work too hard on the deal with the club, it was always what I wanted to do.”

Kirmond has made 55 appearances for the Wildcats after initially joining on loan from Huddersfield in 2010.

The former Featherstone man moved to Wakefield on a permanent basis at the beginning of 2012, and was given the captaincy at the Magic Weekend in the same year.

Coach Agar said: “His form has ensured that there have been a number of clubs casting an envious eye over him and means we’ve had to fight pretty hard for his signature. It’s great for our club.  He’s our captain and takes his role very seriously indeed.

“In the days where players can move quite easily and in a market that’s very player driven, it’s great for us that we can hold onto our best talent because they believe in each other and believe they can achieve what they want out of the game at the club.”

Kirmond is Wakefield’s joint-second highest try scorer in 2013, with 12. 

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