Featherstone Rovers: Captain Ian Hardman signs new contract

Ian Hardman. PIC: Bruce Rollinson
Ian Hardman. PIC: Bruce Rollinson
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Featherstone Rovers captain Ian Hardman has signed a new contract keeping him at the club until the end of the 2018 season.

Hardman, who is in his testimonial year, joined Rovers from St Helens in 2009 and made his 250th appearance for the club in last Friday’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup defeat at Leeds Rhinos.

He said: “This is a great club to be part of and I am delighted to have signed an extension.

“I think we are building a really promising squad.

“It has been a real privilege to lead the team this season and I hope to be leading us in an exciting Qualifiers campaign in August.

“This is a club with ambition and I want to be a part of what the future holds, as long as my body can take it.

“I am fit and working hard to keep my form up so as long as that remains the case then I am happy to be doing what I am doing.”

Jason Walton and John Davies both signed a two-year extension earlier this month and Hardman added: “The squad-building process for next season is obviously well under way and to go alongside some of the other boys who have extended their contracts here is massive for me.

“If we can keep on strengthening and performing on the field, when it matters most, there is no reason why we can’t have a great end to those season and a fantastic one next year too.”