Super League: Wakefield captain Danny Kirmond signs new contract

Last Updated: 24/07/13 7:51am

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Danny Kirmond: New deal at Wakefield

Danny Kirmond: New deal at Wakefield

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Wakefield captain Danny Kirmond has signed a contract extension to keep him at the club until the end of the 2016 season.

The second row forward has been in good form of late, with a number of clubs linked with him.

But with his current deal due to expire at the end of the current campaign, Kirmond has committed his future to his home-town club.

"His form has ensured that there have been a number of clubs casting an envious eye over him and means we've had to fight pretty hard for his signature," said Wildcats coach Richard Agar.

"It's great for our club. He's our captain and takes his role very seriously indeed.

"In the days where players can move quite easily and in a market that's very player driven, it's great for us that we can hold onto our best talent."

Kirmond, who made the move to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium from Huddersfield two years ago, is also delighted to have signed a new deal.

"I've made no secret that it's a club I wanted to stay at," he said. "It's the most I've enjoyed my rugby since leaving Featherstone.

"I feel the club is going in the right direction. We're performing better each year on the field and we've already signed up a number of our current squad on longer-term deals which was important to me.

"He's definitely brought out the best in my game so I never had to work too hard on the deal with the club. It was always what I wanted to do."

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