posted on 22 April 2016

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats are delighted to announce French International Mickael Simon has signed a contract extension with the club.

Simon, 29, who joined the club from Catalans Dragons ahead of the 2015 season, has signed a new one year deal, with the option of a further year, which would keep him in the red, white and blue jersey until the end of 2018.

The prop, who has made nine appearances for his country, has become a key part of the Wildcats’ set-up under Chris Chester, with six of his nine appearances this season coming since Chester took over as head coach.

Having spent five years at the Dragons, amassing 64 appearances for the French side, Simon impressed in his debut season in 2015 for the Wildcats, including featuring in the million pound game victory over Bradford, and Simon was subsequently awarded the number 11 shirt for the 2016 season.

While he has featured largely off the bench this season, Simon has made several starts, both at prop and loose forward, and scored a crucial try in the early season win over Hull KR.

Mickael Simon spoke about the deal saying, “I am very happy to stay here especially as I have built up a great relationship with the rest of the squad and the coaching staff, it is a good opportunity for me. The club has grown over the past year and it is nice to know that I am part of Chris Chester’s plans for the future.”

Chris Chester is delighted with the deal, he said, “I am pleased that we have been able to secure Mika for another year, he is a fantastic player. He’s been a stand out performer for us this season and I am looking forward to see what else he has to show us over the next year.

“The main intention for the club is to keep all of our best players and I feel we are on the right path to do this.” 


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