WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats prop Scott Anderson has penned a new two-year deal at Belle Vue.
The Australian, 28, arrived 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 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 has proven 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 will 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 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.”
However, Trinity have concerns over another of their Aussies, the centre Dean Collis who could be out for the rest of the season with a knee problem.
Agar is waiting for the result of some keyhole surgery to see how extensive the damage is but he faces at least four weeks on the sidelines.
New signing Richard Owen will debut against Warrington Wolves on Sunday.
Chris Riley – on loan from their opponents – is unavailable, not due to the terms of that deal but a “gentleman’s agreement” between the player, Agar and Warrington coach Tony Smith.
Released Peter Fox, meanwhile, is set to sign for Halifax.