John Duffy agrees new deal with Featherstone

Featherstone coach John Duffy has signed a contract extension, keeping him at the Rovers until the end of the 2020 season.

Duffy arrived at the LD Nutrition Stadium last July and guided the club to its highest-ever Super 8s finish.

And the former Scotland assistant coach has continued to impress while in charge of Featherstone, with the Rovers sitting two points clear of full-time Toulouse Olympique in second place in the Betfred Championship league table.

On his new deal, Duffy said: “I am absolutely over the moon to be extending my stay with the club.

“I learned a great deal during last year’s Qualifiers, which stood us in good stead for 2018 both in terms of recruitment and what we needed to achieve during the closed season.

“We cannot afford to get ahead of ourselves but we are in a good place and have put together a fantastic squad.

“I think the players and staff are really enjoying the ride and we as a club are looking forward to seeing what the future holds.”

Rovers chairman, Mark Campbell, added: “John has delivered everything we had hoped for, which is no surprise to me given the fine detail he puts into his work.

“The rewards have shone through this year and this leaves us sat second in the league – just one point behind a full-time club spending three to four times the amount we have.

“Behind us are three more full-time teams, who, again, have spent huge amounts more than us.

“In a competition which is the best I have known it since becoming involved in 2006, John’s achievements are no mean feat – especially for a part-time team.”

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