'Vitally important' deal for Hunslet as Dom Brambani signs back on for 2021

Scrum-half Dom Brambani has agreed a new contract which will keep him at Hunslet until the end of next year.
Dom Brambani.Dom Brambani.
Dom Brambani.

Hunslet say the 34-year-old - whose previous clubs include Castleford Tigers, Sheffield Eagles, Halifax, Dewsbury Rams and Batley Bulldogs - turned down interest from other clubs to stay with the Parksiders.

Brambani insisted: “As with others in the squad, it’s about unfinished business for me.

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"We started off this year really well and topped League One after winning all our pre-season friendlies.

Gary Thornton.Gary Thornton.
Gary Thornton.

“We’d also had a good run in the Coral Challenge Cup and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be challenging for promotion next year.”

He added: “I’ve really enjoyed it at Hunslet since transferring from Batley last November.

"I’ve a lot of respect for coach Gary Thornton and I know that’s reciprocated.

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“We’ve a very good squad of committed and disciplined players, with a great team spirit and that can take you a long way in sport.

"I’m sure GT [Thornton] will continue to strengthen and I’m delighted to commit to Hunslet.”

Thornton described Brambani's new deal as "another vitally important signing for us".

He said: “Dom’s value to the team and the group cannot be understated.

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"All coaches will say the most important part of recruitment is to get the spine of the team in place and build around that and in Dom we have a proven, experienced, championship-quality half-back.”

Thornton stressed: “It was my priority to get him re-signed and thankfully the board have backed me and we have our man.

"Even during his short time with us last season he had a massive influence on the group with his professionalism, organisational skills and game management.

"It was hugely important to secure his signature as we go into another competitive League One campaign.”

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Hunslet were top of the table before the 2020 season was abandoned due to coronavirus.

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