Terry Campese

With some Canberra Raiders still tracking the progress of their former captain Terry Campese, they will be pleased to know that the veteran half has re-signed at Super League club, Hull KR.

Currently skipper of the Hull KR side, Campese has made an immediate impact since joining the club and the two-year extension to his current deal means he stays in Hull until the end of 2018.

Enjoying life at Hull and in England, Campese says the decision was an easy one in the end.

“We’re only seven games into the season but I think we’ve shown some good signs that we can do something this year. This club is definitely going places and I’m glad to be a part of it,” he said.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time here since arriving in the New Year. The coaching staff have been excellent, the boys are a tight-knit group and I couldn’t ask for it to have run any smoother to be honest.

“That made it an easy decision in that I know what I’ve got here at Hull KR, how good the club is and how mad the fans are!

The fans were a big reason behind his decision to stay and he thanked the Hull KR faithful for their support since he has joined.

“The fans have been outstanding, they’re easily the best I’ve been involved with, particularly that East Stand after a good win. I’ve never heard sound like it and that’s one of the big reasons behind my decision to stay,” said Campese.

“Everybody is so passionate around the place and the city of Hull has been good to me as well. It reminds me of where I’m from back in Australia and I’m excited to stay here longer.”

Club coach Chris Chester has had nothing but praise for Campese since he joined and knows how valuable he is to the side.

“I’ve been hugely impressed with Terry since he arrived at the club and he is a pleasure to work with,” said Chester.

“He’s the leader of the group and a player that the other blokes look up to. He’s been instrumental in creating the culture that we currently have in the squad and he will have a huge role to play for us over the next few years.

“I’m sure having his future sorted will really allow him to focus on his family and his rugby and we’re really excited about extending his stay with us.”

Actions away from the field are also crucial and Hull KR CEO Mike Smith praised Campese for his leadership skills on and off the field.

“We see this as a real statement of intent from the club to tie a player of Terry’s calibre down to a new deal so early in the season,” said Smith.

“He has been a fantastic acquisition for the club not only with his performances on the field but also his leadership off the pitch.

“He epitomises what we want Hull KR to be about moving forwards and we are delighted that he sees his future with us here at the KC Lightstream Stadium for at least another two seasons.”

By ricky

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