With a new adventure and opportunity ahead of him, Mason Lino has jumped at the chance to join Super League side Wakefield.
The halfback will join the club on a three-year deal.
With spells at the New Zealand Warriors and Newcastle Knights in the NRL, Lino is hopeful to make an impact in the Super League.
“I’m very excited,” said Lino.
“I’ve been following the team and I can’t wait to get over and get to work.
“It felt like it was a really good move for me to come over and hopefully I can make a big contribution to the team.
“I hope I can provide some consistent and good performances in 2021 and beyond.”
Lino, who is also a Samoan international, says he learnt plenty in his time in the NRL and hopes to use that experience for Wakefield.
“I’ve learnt plenty in the NRL, from players I’ve played with and people I’ve worked with, so hopefully I can use that to my advantage and help the team,” continued Lino.
“Super League was always something I wanted to have a crack at and it was a goal to come over.
Hopefully, it will be a good experience for me and I’m most excited about playing some consistent football for Wakefield.”
Wakefield coach Chris Chester expects big things from Lino and has heard good things about his style of play.
“He is a real tough competitor and will guide us around the park, whilst also possessing an impressive kicking game and some quick feet,” said Chester.
“I know from speaking to Mason that he’s super keen to come over and start work.
“I’ve also spoken to Justin Morgan and Blake Green in Australia about Mason and they couldn’t speak highly enough of him.
“At 26-year-old, Mason has his prime years ahead of him and the Trinity fans will certainly enjoy watching him in the Red, White & Blue over the next three years.”