13th June 2018, 16:52 | wakefield_trinity

Kirmond signs new Wakefield deal

Kirmond signs new Wakefield deal

Captain Danny Kirmond has signed a new one-year deal that will keep him at Wakefield Trinity for the 2019 season.

The second-rower has been an integral part of the club since joining from Huddersfield Giants ahead of the 2012 campaign, scoring 44 tries in 150 appearances and leading the club to safety through the Million Pound Game in 2015.

Trinity chairman Michael Carter said: "Every Wakefield fan should be eternally grateful to Danny for the service he has given the club.

"He often played busted but put his body on the line. He could have left in 2013 but stayed loyal to the club, and me, and that loyalty works both ways.

"His performances culminated in selection for the Dream Team, but it was his on-and-off-field performances between 2013 and 2015, culminating in the MPG, that every fan should be grateful for."

Kirmond, Wakefield's longest-serving player, admitted it was an easy decision to make.

"Michael Carter is a very honest guy and I have been here for a long time so it was more a case of whatever was on the table, I would be more than happy," said the 32-year-old.

"It was great to get it all sorted out pretty quick. I am not ready to retire yet and I made it clear that I would like to stay here at Wakefield longer."