Galea pens new Rovers deal

Hull KR have today announced that Australian Ben Galea has penned a new deal to keep him at the club until the end of 2012.

The 32-year old has extended his stay at Craven Park having marked 100 appearances for the club with a first career hat-trick in last weekend’s win over Crusaders RL.

Former Wests Tigers man Galea was named in the 2009 Super League Dream Team and has been an ever present for the red and whites in 2011 as they compete for a play-off place and prepare to face St. Helens in the Carnegie Challenge Cup quarter-final in under two weeks time.

Galea stated “I’m over the moon, I think we’ve still got a lot to achieve and I’m really happy to sign a new one-year deal “I think we’re not far off.  We won one semi-final last year and we’re getting there.  This year is a good opportunity for us to have a crack at it.

“I played my whole career at one club in the NRL and it’d be nice to be able to do that over here as well, so I’m really happy to be staying at Hull KR.”

Rovers Head Coach Justin Morgan was delighted to keep Galea in east Hull for a further season. “Ben has been a fantastic player for the club since he arrived in 2008 and the quality of his performances this year have certainly warranted another year at the club.

“There aren’t many back-rowers with the ball handling skills that Ben has and his experience will continue to play an important part in helping develop some of the younger players we have in the squad, both on and off the field.”

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