Forwards Coventry and Mackay pen new 12-month deals at Hunslet

Jack Coventry.
Jack Coventry.
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Hunslet RLFC have announced the re-signing of forwards Jack Coventry and Liam Mackay on 12-month contracts.

Prop forward Coventry, 22, joined the club from Featherstone Rovers in 2017 after a successful loan spell at the club in 2016. He was a regular feature in the Parksiders team in 2017 making 17 appearances and scoring three tries.

Liam Mackay.

Liam Mackay.

Mackay, 25, has been with the club since 2013 signing from Featherstone Rovers. Mackay has been a mainstay of the Hunslet pack over the last five years and has been a consistent performer over his time at the club. He was made joint club captain in 2016 and followed that up by having a great season in 2017 scoring 11 tries in 23 appearances.

Head coach Gary Thornton said: “It is really important to retain some stability in the squad as well as bringing in new signings, so re-signing Jack and Liam was high on our list.

“Both had decent seasons last year and we decided early on that we wanted to retain their services. Jack is developing really well as a young front rower with a terrific attitude to training and playing.

“Liam is established at this level, and has been an integral part of the Hunslet team for a few seasons now. He has terrific leadership qualities too, and will be an important and integral part of what we want to achieve next season.”