Pauli Pauli extends stay at Wakefield

Drew Darbyshire

Pauli Pauli has signed a new one-year deal with Wakefield, keeping him at Trinity until the end of the 2019 season.

The 24-year-old joined Wakefield in the off-season from NRL side Newcastle Knights on a one-year deal with the option of a further year.

He has gone on to make 15 appearances for Trinity and has taken up the option of another year on his contract.

Pauli is happy to remain at the club beyond this season.

He said: “I am delighted, it is good that I can stay here at Wakefield and get another opportunity to play again next year and help the club progress.

“I don’t want to go home right now; I am enjoying my time here in England and at the club right now.”

Trinity coach Chris Chester is happy to see the blockbusting back-rower sign a contract extension.

He said: “It is great that Pauli has signed for a further year.

“He has worked hard in training and his efforts have really shown over the past couple of months. I look forward to seeing him grow as a player over the next year.”