Hunslet captain stays on

Hunslet captain Duane Straugheir will stay for the second year of his contract at Hunslet in 2020.

The 30-year-old signed for Hunslet ahead of the 2018 season after he was released by Sheffield Eagles.

He told the club website: “As I approached 30 I started to worry a bit, I wondered whether my knees might start to go or whatever.

“But I feel great, I’ve still got the buzz, and the atmosphere in the camp is tremendous.

“I want 2020 to be the best year of my career and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be as we aim for promotion after missing out last time.”

Head Coach Gary Thornton added: “Straff always leads from the front and the players look up to him.

“We really missed him when injury ruled him out of the last few weeks of last season. The importance of players can be highlighted when they’re not there, and that’s exactly what happened last season.

“I had no hesitation at all in offering him the captaincy again. He’s a great bloke to have around off the field as well, and he’ll never ask players to do anything he wouldn’t do himself.

“It’s important to have players around who can positively influence the younger lads. I’m really pleased that he’s taken the second year on his contract; it’s a massive boost for us.”


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