Mackay extends with Hunslet

Hunslet captain Liam Mackay has signed a 12-month contract extension keeping him at the South Leeds Stadium for the 2017 season.

Mackay joined the club from Featherstone Rovers in December 2013. He has signed a one-year contract extension following an impressive season in the Championship in 2015, in which he made 25 appearances and scored tries.

The 25-year old forward’s 2016 campaign was severely hampered when he missed the end of the regular seasoon and the Super 8s due to sustaining a serious shoulder injury which required surgery.

“I’m delighted to sign for another season, the staff make it feel like home from home & after speaking to some of the boys who are staying for 2017 it was an easy decision to make,” mackay said.

“We are a tight knit bunch and I’m looking forward to next season & hopefully pushing for promotion to take this club back to where it belongs in the Championship

Director of Rugby Darren Williams said: “Liam is the ultimate professional and although he missed a large part of the 2016 season following surgery he has worked extremely hard on his rehabilitation and is on course to resume full training ahead of his expected return around December.

“We certainly missed his effort and work rate in his absence and he is a key component in what we want to achieve in 2017.”

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