Wakefield Trinity: Craig Huby departs, Jordan Crowther & Tinirau Arona sign new deals

Craig Huby, Jordan Crowther and Tinirau Arona
Craig Huby leaves after 51 games, while Jordan Crowther and Tinirau Arona

Wakefield Trinity back-rowers Jordan Crowther and Tinirau Arona have signed new contracts, while prop Craig Huby has left by mutual consent.

Crowther, 22, has made 38 career appearances and signed a two-year deal.

Arona. 30, has played 105 games for Trinity since joining from Cronulla in 2016, and signed a three-year deal.

Meanwhile, Huby, 32, leaves Wakefield having missed the past four months with a shoulder problem and was out of contract at the end of the season.

Crowther made his debut for Trinity against Wigan in March 2014 and has played 16 games, scoring one try.

"I'm really happy to be staying at Wakefield for the next two years," he said. "It's my hometown club and I always dreamed of playing for them as I watched on from the terraces."

Trinity have been unable to call on New Zealand-born Arona since he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament against Huddersfield in May, but he will be part of Chris Chester's side for next season after his recovery.

"We're at a time where players want to stay here at Wakefield because they believe we have what it takes to be successful," Arona said. "I have to stay, I don't want to miss the party."

Huby's exit comes after 51 games in Trinity colours, following spells at Huddersfield and hometown club Castleford.

"I've really enjoyed my time at Wakefield," Huby said.

"There's a real good team spirit and feel-good factor about the club. I'd like to thank the supporters too, who have been great since I joined the club.

"I'm backing the lads to finish the season well and get in that top five."