Front-rower Lewis Reed pens new 12-month deal with Hunslet RLFC

Lewis Reed.
Lewis Reed.
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Front-rower Lewis Reed has signed a 12-month contract extension which will keep him at Hunslet for the 2018 season.

Reed, 26, joined Hunslet from Keighley Cougars in 2013 and has scored one try in 15 appearances this year.

He said: “I’m really pleased.

“I have been here a few years now and I love playing for this club.

“I’m looking forward to finishing this year on a high and then having a big pre-season and hopefully making 2018 a lot more enjoyable for our loyal fans and challenging for promotion.”

Coach Gary Thornton welcomed Reed’s new deal.

He said: “Lewis has been one of our most consistent performers since I arrived at the club and a cornerstone of our pack.

“He’s still relatively young for a front-rower, but he has played regular first team football for a number of seasons now so has built up some good experience.

“He has a terrific attitude to training and playing and has worked hard on improving his fitness after an injury-hit start to the season.”

Thornton added: “He has put in some solid performances against some of the bigger clubs in the division.

“He was outstanding at Toronto and really stood up to their pack and is well respected by his peers.

“He’s a big, strong front-rower and takes some holding going forward and is developing an offload game too.

“I’m delighted he has re-signed and look forward to seeing him develop into one of the top front-rowers in the division in seasons to come with Hunslet.”