Wakefield Trinity forward Keegan Hirst agrees new deal

KEEGAN Hirst has signed another new contract at Wakefield Trinity.

Wakefield Trinity's Keegan Hirst

It was only in November that the ex-Batley Bulldogs prop agreed to extend for 2018 after a successful first season in Super League.

However, the club have announced Hirst, 30, will now stay on until the end of 2019.

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He made 23 appearances for Wakefield last term after making the step-up from the Championship and has continued his good form this time around.

“I am thrilled to get the deal over the line,” said former Featherstone Rovers and Dewsbury Rams front-row Hirst.

“After a successful season last year not only with the club but on a personal level it is nice to have a bit of security of a new deal and to be able to concentrate on this season.

“It was a huge gamble for both me and the club to make the move to Super League, but I am thoroughly enjoying playing for Wakefield.

“It is a great club with a fantastic support network. The more experience I have in a full-time environment the more it will help me improve as a player.”

Head coach Chris Chester, who yesterday saw Hirst help his side to a fourth win from as many Super League games with a 22-4 win over Huddersfield Giants, said: “It is great to have Keegan on board until 2019.

“He’s a fantastic player to have in our ranks and not only does he provide excellent competition to our pack but he is also a huge character to have in the squad.

“It’s fantastic that as a club we are able to secure players so early on in the season, so that our whole focus can be on the games ahead.”