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Anderson extends Wakefield deal

Wakefield have extended the contract of Australian prop Scott Anderson and parted company with former England winger Peter Fox.

Anderson, 28, joined the Wildcats in the winter on a 12-month deal but, after featuring in 11 of their first 13 First Utility Super League matches, has now has extended his stay to the end of 2016.

"It's been pretty short negotiations because I'm really enjoying myself here at Wakefield so I'm excited," said the former Melbourne and Brisbane forward.

"It was a little bit of a slow start because I didn't have a pre-season under my belt but getting a few games and getting the game time I think I'm starting to show some good football."

Wakefield coach Richard Agar said: "Scott's had a promising start for us and been pretty consistent throughout. He's a tough kid and we think he'll get better."

Meanwhile the 30-year-old Fox is expected to join Championship club Halifax after leaving the Wildcats by mutual consent.

Fox, who has scored 45 tries in 84 Super League appearances for Wakefield, was out of contract at the end of the year.

Agar said: "We'd decided that we wouldn't be re-signing Peter for next year and for a player of his experience, we'd give him the opportunity to look elsewhere with the view to him bagging a contract for next year.

"We really thank him for his efforts. The part he's played since I've been here in building the club back up, he played a big part in that on the field and off the field. We really wish him well in his new venture."