Peacock signs new Leeds Rhinos contract

Jamie Peacock.
Jamie Peacock.
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Former England captain Jamie Peacock has shelved his retirement plans after signing a new two-year contract with Leeds Rhinos.

The ex-Bradford skipper, who turned 36 in December, had indicated 2014 would be his last season when he signed a new two-year deal in March 2012, shortly before stepping down from the international scene.

However, the front row forward produced some of his best form in 2013 and on Monday agreed a contract extension that will take him to the end of 2015, when he intends to retire, just short of his 39th birthday.

“I am pleased to have agreed the new contract,” Peacock said at the Rhinos’ pre-season media day at Headingley today.

“I am looking forward to the new season and the next two years. Last year was the first time in over a decade that I had a full off season and I can feel the benefit of that again this winter as I look towards the new campaign.

“I still have a lot of goals I want to achieve in the next two seasons and high in those priorities is helping the transition of this group of players onto the next stage of their career and helping the Rhinos maintain the success we have had in recent years.”

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