Wakefield Wildcats extend the contract of player of the year Tim Smith

Last Updated: 01/11/12 9:16pm

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Tim Smith: will now remain at Wakefield until the end of the 2014 campaign

Tim Smith: will now remain at Wakefield until the end of the 2014 campaign

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Wakefield stand-off Tim Smith has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium until the end of the 2014 season.

The Australian initially arrived at the Wildcats from the Cronulla Sharks on a one-year deal last winter and went on to enjoy a stellar debut campaign with the Yorkshire club.

Smith - who had previously played in Super League with Wigan - managed 34 assists and six tries in 2012, helping Richard Agar's side qualify for the play-offs.

"I am really happy and it's all about security signing for an extra year. We had a successful season and the club is certainly going somewhere and I really am happy here," said the 27-year-old.

"When you are in this game you don't want to be on one year deals because you don't know what is around the corner so I am delighted to get it done and I'm looking forward to the next two seasons playing under Rich Agar.

"We won seven games in a row at the end of the season but to be honest I really enjoyed the whole year, not just that period.

"At the start of the year we weren't too far off and it wasn't like we were getting flogged because it was just small margins we let ourselves down. Once the season progressed and we got to know each other we reaped the rewards for that in reaching the play-offs."

Smith's new deal is a further boost for Wakefield, who had already managed to retain the services of Kyle Amor, Richard Mathers and Lee Smith since the end of the campaign.

Agar has also added to his squad, bringing in ex-State of Origin prop Justin Poore from Australia and former Hull winger Reece Lyne.

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