Wakefield’s Titus Gwaze extends Oldham stay

Oldham have confirmed that Zimbabwean prop forward Titus Gwaze has extended his stay from Wakefield until the end of the season.

The 19-year old’s original deal from Trinity was for one month, but after playing in each of the Roughyeds’ four games since his arrival at the Vestacare Stadium, he will link up with the squad for the remainder of 2019.

On the extension, he said: “I’m getting hit by men for the first time. At my age it took some getting used to at first, but I’m getting there. I like to think I’m doing okay.

“It was a big step-up from age-group rugby, but I’m enjoying it 100 per cent. Everyone at the club has been nice to me and the other lads have made it easy for me to settle in.

“I’m looking forward to the rest of the season and seeing what we can achieve.”

On the game, Head Coach Scott Naylor said: “He’s got better with every game. People need to realise how young he is and what position he is playing.

“It’s tough for a young lad to be playing in the front-row. He’s good in training and good to work with and as time goes on he will be strong enough to play a lot of minutes in a lot of games.”

 

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