Salford captain Lee Mossop signs new deal

Drew Darbyshire

Salford captain Lee Mossop has signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2022 season.

The 31-year-old prop joined the Red Devils ahead of the 2017 campaign from Wigan, making 61 appearances for the club. He helped Salford reach the 2019 Grand Final.

Mossop said: “I love playing at Salford, so this was an easy decision to make.

“I play my best rugby under Watto (Ian Watson) and I remember last time he extended I did the same straight away.

“At the moment, we’ve got a great group, so my job as captain isn’t a difficult one.

“We’ve changed the culture since I first joined the club, with every player coming here to achieve.

“The players we’ve signed recently all have hunger and passion. They’ve come for the right reasons.”

Salford coach Ian Watson added: “It’s great to have Moose sign up for the next two years.

“When he joined us in 2017, he embraced the challenges that we at Salford face and quickly established himself as a leader and the captain of our group.

“He’s driven the standards of being a team that competes and challenges the best teams, by pushing players to be better and leading with his actions on and off the field.

“We all saw in the run up to last year’s Grand Final and the last few games before the break, that he’s amongst the best front-rowers in our game and hopefully over the next few years Salford and Moose can have further success together.”

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