Former Rhino Joe Sanderson pens one-year contract at Hunslet RLFC

Goal-kicking half-back Joe Sanderson has signed a new contract keeping him at Hunslet RLFC for the 2018 season.
Hunslet's Joe Sanderson.Hunslet's Joe Sanderson.
Hunslet's Joe Sanderson.

Twenty-year-old Sanderson joined the club from Leeds Rhinos in November and has made 16 appearances so far in 2017 scoring five tries and kicked 63 goals.

Sanderson said: “I’m really happy to have another year at Hunslet.

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“Hopefully we can finish this season strong and win the League 1 Shield then after a short break we can get stuck into a tough pre-season and have a successful 2018 and be pushing for promotion.”

Head coach Gary Thornton said: “I’m delighted Joe is staying with us for another season. It’s a tough transition from Academy and under-19s football into League One, and it can take players time to adapt to the differences. But Joe has made it a seamless transition, and shown real promise in his first season.

“His kicking game has been excellent, and he is developing his overall game at stand-off very well, and growing in confidence the more he plays.

“Having progressed through the junior ranks at the Rhinos, he is used to being in a really good environment, and it is important we retain this quality of player and build on our own professionalism, to help him and the other young players at the club like him to thrive with us.

“I’m confident Joe will kick on in 2018 and prove to be a very assured half-back and a great asset for our club.”