Kopczak, Washbrook sign new deals

Bradford prop Craig Kopczak and Hull stand-off Danny Washbrook have both agree contract extensions with their respective clubs.nnKopczak has signed a new two-year contract, which will keep the former Bulls academy player with the club until the end of the 2010 season.nnKopczak, who has made 12 appearances this season, said: “I’m over the moon. It was up in the air last year but I just needed to get my head around things, knuckle down and get on with it.nn”Physically I’ve come on leaps, I’ve put in all the hard work, come back from Halifax and have been rewarded for that with this contract.nn”I’ve gained a lot more experience these last few months and started a game for the first time at St Helens.nn”That gave me a lot of confidence. I definitely feel better as a Super League player now and it’s brilliant to now get another deal.”nnMEANWHILE, HULL FC have secured the services of talented yound stand-off Washbrook, who has signed a three-year contract.nnThe 22-year-old’s current deal was set to run out at the end of the season, and coach Richard Agar is delighted that the Hull-born player has chosen to stay at the KC Stadium.nn”While this is player retention, Danny is a massive signing for the club,” Agar told the Hull Daily Mail.n”He is a player who has attracted a lot of interest and I dare say would have been offered bigger contracts had he chosen to move.”nnWashbrook, who is also a recognised loose-forward, told the club’s website: “I am pleased to have got everything sorted out and it means I don’t need to worry about where I will be next year.nn”I never wanted to leave the club, it is my club and I’m very happy here. I feel my game is developing and improving all the time in the environment at Hull FC.nn”A three year deal not only gives me security but the chance to concentrate on my rugby, doing my best for the team instead of thinking about next year and what am I going to be doing.

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