Cooper Stays at Featherstone

Luke Cooper

FEATHERSTONE Rovers front-rower and rising academy star Luke Cooper has signed a new two year deal at the club.

The one club man said of his new deal: “I am absolutely over the moon to be staying with Featherstone, this is a great club and I love it here. I have been here for a long time now, having come up through the ranks with Featherstone, and I know what is expected here.

“I am happy to keep working hard to maintain my place in the team, I have big ambitions and want to fulfill them as a Rovers player. I really enjoyed my first run out under John Duffy, It was some experience to go out there in front of a brilliant crowd and it was good to go up against some really tough opposition.

“I suppose my fate is now back in my own hands in terms of nailing down a place in the team every week. With some of the more experienced players out injured, I have an opportunity to now prove myself and keep my spot.

“John (Duffy) has brought a great work ethic to the club and it will be good to get a full season under him in 2018, we want to finish the Super 8s strongly.

On Cooper, Featherstone head coach John Duffy commented: “I am really pleased Luke has re-signed for the club. He has come through the ranks here and is ready to kick on and mature into a top Championship player.

“Luke’s attitude is fantastic and he has impressed me. Since I arrived here, Luke has been first class and has waited for his chance. He took it with both hands on Sunday. I am looking forward to him having a big off season with us and staking a claim for a regular spot in the team.”

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