Centre Bill Tupou has signed a contract extention with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
Tupou, 25, has signed a two-year extension which will see him at the club until 2018. He has made only three appearances for the Wildcats this season after suffering an ankle injury, but is expected to return over the next couple of weeks.
Tupou joined Wildcats in June 2015 from NRL side Canberra Raiders on a deal until the end of the 2015 season. But after impressing then head coach Brian Smith and Michael Carter, he signed a new one year deal.
The centre has become the third player to sign a contract extension in the past two weeks under head coach, Chris Chester, the others being Chris Annakin and Mika Simon.
“I am very happy,” said Tupou. “It was a very easy decision for me and my partner. I came here around June last year and everything just clicked from there.
“Chezza (Chris Chester) is a good coach, he has brought the team together and, by the looks of it, everyone wants to stay because of him. Everyone is performing because of Chezza.
“I don’t think I have played for him yet with my injury but he has seen a few of my games and he wants me to stay on. It is very pleasing for me and my partner and I am looking forward to staying on for the next few years.”
Chester added: “I am delighted that Bill has put pen to paper; he’s an important part of our team and I am looking forward to seeing him return to action in the next week or so.
“Once again, this shows us how important it is for us to keep all of our best players to move forward as a club.
“Bill will play a big part in this team over the next couple of years.