Tinirau Arona’s season for Wakefield is over after being ruled out for the rest of the campaign due to injury. The Cook Islands international was injured in their narrow 26-25 win away at Huddersfield Giants on Friday, and scans have shown he ruptured two ligaments in his knee.
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He has become a key component in the Wakefield side as they continue to defy the odds as they sit third in Super League, despite having one of the lowest budgets in the division. Arona joined Trinity from NRL club Cronulla Sharks in 2016 and has made 105 appearances in all competitions, scoring six tries in that time.
Wakefield are already suffering a mini injury crisis and the news around Arona will not help their cause with already 10 first team players currently out of action, including star winger Tom Johnstone, who is also missing for the rest of the campaign. The injury also means he will not be able to play for his country when they take on South Africa in a World Cup qualifier in June.