Hock signs new Rovers deal

Gareth Hock has signed a new deal at Featherstone that will see him stay at the club until at least the end of next season.

The former Great Britain and England international arrived at the LD Nutrition Stadium in January on a one-year deal but has had his contract extended for a further year.

Hock, 34, has scored three tries in 14 appearances for the Rovers, after previous spells with Wigan, Widnes, Salford and Leigh.

He said: “I am over the moon to have signed for Featherstone for another year, it is fantastic to be staying with such a great club. I have loved every minute of my time here so far, despite it taking me a bit of time to get going due to the injuries I suffered last year. I feel fit now, though, and am improving with every game.

“The fans have been superb and I cannot wait to rip in for the rest of this season and next. We want to nail our place in the top four and have a good go in the Qualifiers.

Featherstone head coach John Duffy also added: “Gareth has been great and has really bought into what we are trying to achieve. It has been fantastic to have him around the club and he is getting better every time he steps onto the field. He is a born winner.

“He leads by example in everything he does and is very popular with the players and staff. With a full pre-season under his belt, Gareth will only get better. He is focused on finishing this season on a high and he knows where we want to be.”