Veterans are an integral part of any rugby league side, as they act as mentors and role models for the younger generation of players coming through, and Hull KR have re-signed one of their own, with winger David Hodgson staying on for a further year.
Hodgson, 31, joined the Rovers from Huddersfield on a 2-year deal at the beginning of the 2012 season, with the veteran proving to be a solid investment, scoring 27 tries in 38 games for Hull KR.
For Hodgson, he is looking forward to continuing his career at the club.
â€œWeâ€™ve got a good team down here and we just need to build on that,â€ he said.
â€œThis is a great club to play for, theyâ€™re my hometown team and staying here next season was always what I wanted to do.
â€œAs long as youâ€™ve got young players coming through, which we have, then the team is only going to get better.
The likes of Liam Salter and Jordan Cox are young lads who have played a lot this year and theyâ€™re only going to smoking electronic cigarette be better for that experience. Iâ€™m getting a bit older now but still feel good and am delighted that Iâ€™ll be a Hull KR player for another season at least.â€
With Hull KR building towards what they hope is an elusive premiership, Hodgson is pleased to have the chance to work under coach Craig Sandercock.
â€œSandy works really hard and a lot of that work goes unseen. He puts a lot into the club and the run of results weâ€™ve had recently is evidence of that. Weâ€™ve beaten some teams that perhaps people didnâ€™t expect us to and if we can keep building, then weâ€™ll be ok,” said Hodgson.
Equally excited is Sandercock himself, who praises the veteran for the work he does and puts in as well as for his consistency.
“Dave is a pleasure to coach. He is the ultimate professional and the way he goes about his training and preparation is a great example for our young players. On top of that he has been one of our most consistent performers this year,” said Sandercock.