Kirmond signs new deal at Wakefield Trinity and insists ‘I’m not ready to retire yet’

Danny Kirmond.
Danny Kirmond.
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WAKEFIELD Trinity captain Danny Kirmond signed his new deal insisting: “I’m not ready to retire yet.”

Trinity’s longest-serving player turns 33 in November and has made 150 appearances for the club scoring 44 tries.

Danny Kirmond is tackled by Cameron Smith and Mikolaj Oledzki.

Danny Kirmond is tackled by Cameron Smith and Mikolaj Oledzki.

The second-row joined from Huddersfield Giants in 2012 after a loan spell two years previously and quickly endeared himself to Wakefield fans.

“I am really happy to get the deal over the line; it didn’t take much sorting out,” explained Kirmond, who hopes to lead the side against Warrington Wolves on Sunday. “Michael Carter is a very honest guy and I have been here for a long time so it was more of a case of whatever was on the table, I would be more than happy.

“I am not ready to retire yet and I made it clear that I would like to stay here at Wakefield longer.”

Chairman Carter said: “Every Wakefield fan should be eternally grateful to Danny for the service he has given the club.

I am not ready to retire yet and I made it clear that I would like to stay here at Wakefield longer.

Danny Kirmond

“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.

“If I had a problem, I’d always go to Kirmo.

“He is a fantastic leader for our club and his work in the community is unrivalled.

“He will go down as a true Trinity stalwart and I’m delighted he’s staying with us and we’ve come to a suitable agreement.”