Wakefield Trinity Wildcats can confirm that Bill Tupou has signed a contract extension.
Tupou, 25, has signed a two year contract extension which will see him at the club until 2018. The centre has only made three appearances for the Wildcats this season after suffering with an ankle injury; he is expected to return over the next couple of weeks.
He joined the Wildcats in June 2015 from NRL side Canberra Raiders on a deal until the end of the 2015 season. However 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 have signed a contract extension in the past two weeks under Head Coach, Chris Chester, following in the footsteps of Chris Annakin and Mika Simon.
Bill Tupou is pleased that he is part of Chris Chester’s plans for the future saying, “I am very happy, 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.”
Head Coach, Chris Chester said, “I am delighted that Bill has put pen to paper, he’s an important part of our team and I am looking forward to see 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.