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Props extend contracts for 2017

Jack Morrison and James Geurtjens extend contracts for 2017

The club has re-signed two of the most influential players both on and off the field. Prop forwards Jack Morrison and James Geurtjens.

Head coach Tom Tsang commented:

I’m really happy to be able to retain James and Jack for next year. Every Rugby League side needs strength in the prop position to be able to match the opposition in the middle of the field. In these two players I strongly believe we have two of the best props in the division who have regularly given us great go forward this last season.

Jack Morrison:

Jack is a firm fans favourite and is a key retention for us. He is a strong, direct runner who is difficult to tackle and has caused our opponents trouble every game since he joined us two seasons ago. He is also sneakily skilful and can offload as well as pass before the line. He has continued to impress in his second season and I believe his re-signing is a big statement.

James Geurtjens:

Gurcho is a big personality within the team – he was our first signing in our first year in 2015 and has played a big part in our improvements this year. He is another strong, direct runner and leads our pack by example. Off the field he really brings the group together and to have him for a third year will really help our consistency going into 2017.

James Geurtjens

James Geurtjens

James Geurtjens said:

It wasnt a hard decision to re-sign with the Bears, iv really enjoyed the last couple of years. I feel we are growing on and off the pitch year by year and cant wait to see what next season can bring.

Jack Morrison

Jack Morrison

Jack Morrison said:

When Alan and Tom contacted me again about signing again for next season it was a no brainer, what we have achieved this season with a great set of lads is amazing for all involved and I'm very keen to be part of it again.

Every minute down here has been very enjoyable, so extending for another year was a very easy decision. The club as a whole has made massive impacts on and off the field and to be part of that and what is yet to come is brilliant.

I'm really looking forward to next season with the Bears.

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