Wakefield Trinity Wildcats head coach Richard Agar has secured the services of New Zealand Warriors’ versatile half-back Pita Godinet.
The 25-year-old who starred for Samoa in the Rugby League World Cup has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at the Wildcats after he was released by the NRL side and Agar hopes to welcome him to Wakefield within the next few weeks.
Agar is relieved that his half-back department has been strengthened in the build-up to the new Super League season and he believes that Godinet will be an excellent addition to the squad.
Agar said: “He is a skilful player and I think he will make a big impact. He will also give us cover at six or nine.
“Half-backs are at a premium and it is a difficult time of the season to try and sign new players so I am delighted we have signed him and I certainly think he will add something to our squad.”
Agar admitted that the club’s first approach for Godinet was not successful, saying: “Our first enquiry was rebuffed but I think Pita realised that it would be a tremendous opportunity to play in Super League and become an important player for us.”
Read tomorrow’s Wakefield Express for more on this story