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Tupou staying with Wakefield for 2016 season

Wakefield have re-signed former Canberra centre Bill Tupou for 2016 after he made a big impact in the club's successful battle against relegation.

Bill Tupou (centre) has resigned for the Wildcats Credit: Press Association

The 25-year-old was one of 10 new signings made by coach Brian Smith ahead of the Super 8s Qualifiers and impressed in his nine appearances, including the £1million shoot-out with Bradford that secured the Wildcats' spot in Super League for 2016.

Smith said: "Bill Tupou settled quickly into our team mid-season, largely based on his powerhouse running of the ball. With more time together with his team-mates in preparation, we are likely to have an even bigger and stronger series of performances from Bill."

Tupou, who began his career with New Zealand Warriors, said: "I'm very happy to have signed for a year here at Wakefield. It is a great time to be at the club."