This week Mason Lino has been linked with the likes of Leeds Rhinos after suggestions he could also head to Wigan Warriors or other clubs.
These rumours were shot down by Mark Applegarth and Rohan Smith today and for good reason.
This is because, Wakefield Trinity have announced that Lino will remain at the club for the next three seasons, having signed a new contract until the end of the 2026 campaign.
Lino, who joined Trinity ahead of the 2021 season, quickly became a fans’ favourite after a string of eye-catching performances in which he provided some match-winning moments with his quick-thinking and running threat.
In Mason’s first season, he also surpassed Hazam El-Mazri’s record for successive conversions across the NRL and Super League with 36. With his future at the club secured for the next three years, our number 7 will play a massive part in our rebuild both on and off the field.
“I’m really happy to have my future secured. It definitely wasn’t a hard decision for me and this club showed faith in me three years ago when other clubs didn’t, so I want to show some loyalty to them,” said the 29-year-old halfback.
“What the club are trying to build towards is something I want to be a part of. I enjoy being around the group and we’ve got a great bunch of boys. Whilst I know we’re not where we need to be at the minute, as a group we are working hard and I have the utmost faith that we can turn this season around.”
Trinity Head Coach, Mark Applegarth, is delighted that Lino will be part of our squad for the next three seasons.
“To get Mason signed up for the next three years is brilliant news for the club,” said Applegarth.
“He’s been outstanding to work with and he’ll be a vital part of our rebuild moving forward, not only for his playing ability but for who he is as a person.
“I know Mason is excited to be a massive part in our future and, as a club, we are certainly delighted to get this over the line.”