Duo commit to Hunslet for 2019

Hunslet pair Nathan Chappell and Tommy Brierley have put pen to paper on new one-year deals. 

Centre Chappell made 15 appearances for the Parksiders last season, scoring 11 tries. His season was cut short though due to a knee injury but he is now fully fit ahead of 2019.

On staying at the South Leeds Stadium, Chappell said: “I’m really pleased to have signed another deal at Hunslet.

“It’s a great club and I feel like I want to be a part of something special, which is what we are building here.

“There’s been a large number of changes to the squad this year so I’m grateful Gary [Thornton] and the rest of the staff felt I was needed in it to help push for promotion, which is a challenge I’m extremely looking forward to with a great set of lads alongside me.”

Utility-man Brierley initially joined Hunslet from York City Knights in 2017 but found chances limited in the squad due to a couple of injuries, making just four appearances in 2018.

On his new deal, Brierley said: “I’m looking forward to a full pre-season after a long period of rehabilitation following my operation last year.

“With the squad assembled this season, its going to be a big year for the club and I look forward to playing my part.”