Smith signs three-year Wildcats deal


21st July 2014

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have handed a new three-year contract to prop forward Daniel Smith.

The 21-year-old former Leeds Rhinos academy forward joined the Wildcats ahead of the 2014 season on a 12-month deal from South Sydney, where he played for the Rabbitohs' Under-20s side, and has made 16 First Utility Super League appearances so far.

Smith is the fourth player to sign a new contract after Reece Lyne, Scott Anderson and Nick Scruton extended their stays at Wakefield, who ensured their survival in Super League with a five-match unbeaten run under new coach James Webster.

"I've been talking to the club for a number of weeks now and I'm happy I've got something sorted so I can kick on with my career and keep improving," said Smith.

"I didn't think I was going to play as many games as I have done this year which I'm grateful for. Webbo sees me as a first-team player so I'm really looking forward to playing under him for the next three years.

"We're always striving to be a better team and I think that's shown in the past few weeks where we've got some wins against the likes of Leeds and Wigan. If we keep doing as we are then I think we'll be pushing for a top-eight spot next year."