Cockayne extends Hull KR contract

Hull KR have confirmed that utility player Ben Cockayne has inked a one-year contract with an option for another year, which could now see him stay at the club until the end of the 2017 season.

If he does stay until the end of 2017, he will have spent ten seasons with Rovers, a club where he has become a cult hero to fans.

“It was an easy decision and it got sorted quickly. The club made me an offer, I said that is good enough for me and we sat round the table and got it done,” the 32-year-old told www.hullkr.co.uk.

“From my point of view, I just wanted to keep playing for a club that has been a big part of my life for all kind of reasons. I’m very appreciative for all they’ve done for me and it’s a privilege to be able to contribute for hopefully another couple of years.

“I just love coming to training every day and having a laugh and a joke with the lads before the serious stuff on the field and in the gym. As I’ve matured as I’ve got older, I’ve started to appreciate what I’ve got a bit more and I just want to keep playing for this club for as long as I can.

“If I get the second year of this deal, that will be my tenth year with Hull KR and that would be a proud achievement and if I could walk out at Wembley next week with this club after everything we’ve been through together that would be fantastic.

“Whether I play or not is a decision for Chris (Chester) and the coaching staff and it’s about what’s best for the team. They know what I can do, they know what I can contribute and hopefully I can keep doing that for another couple of years now.

 

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