Cusack signs new one-year Hull deal

Hull’s Australian prop Peter Cusack has signed a one year contract extension at the club.

Cusack, 32, was out of contract at the end of this season but will now remain at the KC Stadium until the end of 2010.

He said: “I’m really happy and excited about the new deal and I am already looking forward to next year.

“Being injured at the moment is frustrating and for me it feels a bit like unfinished business. I would have hated to leave in this position and now I feel I have a chance to make my mark, play well and contribute to this side playing well.”

Cusack made 168 appearances in the NRL for Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs before moving to Hull in 2008.

He was made vice-captain at the club earlier this season, but has been ruled out with a wrist injury sustained against Warrington.

He added, “We have some great new players on the way, Sean Long will be impressive and Craig Fitzgibbon is a good friend of mine, so playing with him over here will be great, it is something I wanted to be part of.”

During his time with the Roosters he played in four Grand Finals as well as being part of the team that thrashed St Helens in the World Club Challenge at the Reebok Stadium in 2003.

Hull FC Head Coach Richard Agar said, “Pete is a good bloke and a terrific professional, he trains very hard and has a great influence on the other players. He has been a club captain and is our vice-captain and he sets good standards within our club.”

“I think we will see his leadership and influence come to the fore next year and he will have a big role to play next season. He has played in winning teams throughout his career, he can see the potential we have here to do that and it is something he wants to be part of.”

Hull FC Chief Executive James Rule added, “Pete has been a consistent performer whenever he has pulled on a shirt for us. His leadership qualities are invaluable both on and off the field of play and I am delighted that we have agreed this new deal.”

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