Wildcats Tap Up Tony

posted on 9 August 2011

New Zealand International Motu Tony has signed a deal with the club that will keep him at The Wildcats for a second year with the option of a third.

The 29 year old former New Zealand Warriors player joined the Wildcats at the start of this season and has featured in 6 games so far due to a broken hand that he sustained at the start of the year. Now fully recovered, Motu is back in the first team line up and impressing in the full back role.

Motu spent a brief spell at Cumbrian side Whitehaven RLFC and four years at Hull FC. Motu brings valued Super League experience with him, after playing for the Castleford Tigers and being a key member in FC’s squad, making over 100 appearances for the black and white’s.

The Samoan fullback has represented the Kiwi’s 18 times and was part of the side that won The Gillette Tri-Nations in 2005. He has played in Grand Final’s in both Australia and England and was a Challenge Cup winner in 2005. Tony’s vast experience will continue to be a great asset to the Wildcats side.

Wildcats Chairman Andrew Glover is pleased to be keeping Motu at Wakefield, “After an unfortunate injury at the beginning of the season Motu hasn’t been able to play as many games as we’d have hoped this year. Now back to full fitness I am confident the best is yet to come from him.”

“He is a talented full back with a lot of big game experience that will provide guidance and maturity to the squad. I’m very pleased that we have kept hold of Motu for another year and with the option of a contract extension I’m confident that we will see some top class Rugby League from this player.”

Motu is delighted to be staying at Wakefield, “I’ve really enjoyed this year here at Wakefield so far, it’s a great club to be at and I’m looking forward to working hard and cementing my first team spot.”

“I’d like to thank James and Andrew for giving me the opportunity to stay and I can’t wait for this exciting new season to begin.”

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