Anderson commits future to Wakefield

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WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats prop Scott Anderson has signed a new two-year deal at Belle Vue.

The Australian, 28, joined from Brisbane Broncos last November on a 12-month contract but has impressed sufficiently to warrant extending his stay.

“Scott’s had a promising start for us and has been pretty consistent,” said coach Richard Agar.

“He’s showed his experience, carried the ball really, really well and fitted in to our organisation good.

“He’s really enjoyed it and I’m pleased to get him done.

“It was pretty straight-forward, he was keen to stay and the formalities didn’t take too long.”

Anderson, who won an NRL Grand Final with Melbourne Storm in 2009, had endured some injury torment in Australia but proved he is over those issues.

“I think there’s much more to come from him,” admitted Agar.

“He got injured in Round Two and the team as a whole has suffered from us not all getting together until late in the off-season.

“Most front-rows tell you they like a run-in on the back of a good pre-season but we’re happy with his progress and, also, there’s not many front-rows around.

“Some are in Australia and a lot of the best are the top side of 30 so we think there’s plenty more years to come from Scott.”

Centre Dean Collis, however, could be out for the season with a knee injury while Chris Riley will not play against parent club Warrington Wolves on Sunday due to a “gentlemen’s” agreement between all parties.

Ex-England winger Peter Fox, 30, has been allowed to find a new club after being told he will not be offered a new contract.

The former Hull KR player is expected to sign for Championship outfit Halifax.

Bradford Bulls’ appeal against the six-point deduction imposed for entering administration will be heard on Wednesday, June 4.

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