Wakefield Trinity lead chase for Sydney Roosters powerhouse prop

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Wakefield Trinity lead chase for Sydney Roosters powerhouse prop

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The Super League outfit are keen to bring the forward to West Yorkshire.

Wakefield Trinity are drawing closer to securing a prop forward as they work on a deal for Sydney Rooster prop Renouf Atoni. Rugby League Live understands Mark Applegarth has set his sights on the 27-year-old after he emerged on their radar despite being under contract with the NRL powerhouse club.

Atoni, who was linked with a move to Wigan Warriors last year, has been made available after not playing in the NRL this season following his move to the Roosters. Before that, he had played for Canterbury, where he was a regular with the Bulldogs before his move to Sydney.

Atoni, who comes in at 6ft 2 and 110 kilos, is precisely the sort of powerhouse addition Wakefield have been searching for throughout the off-season. Their search has seen them scour the World Cup but now, it appears they might have landed on a player who is still contracted.

As it stands, Wakefield would have to ensure they can secure a visa before signing off a deal but it's believed that they are quite far down the track when it comes to tying up their latest addition for the new season. They have prioritised a middle to help replace the outgoing David Fifita and Tinirau Arona.

Before his move to the Roosters, reports in Australia linked Atoni with a big-money move to the Warriors. He has made 43 appearances down under during his career. Now, a move to Super League appears to be on the horizon.

Wakefield have made a number of additions to their squad but it has been the pack where they face put most of their focus. They have seen a number of targets head elsewhere, such as Sam Lisone and Elijah Taylor. They still have quota spots in the bank to enhance their squad before the season starts.

He has been used in various roles during his NRL career, sometimes starting and making big minutes while at other times coming off the bench to make an impact. In 2022 he spent his year playing in the NSW Cup for the Bears, scoring five tries in 14 appearances, starting all but one game at loose forward.

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