Featherstone’s veteran prop Griffin signs contract extension

Rovers prop Darrell Griffin has signed a one-year contract extension. Picture: Carol Austerberry.
Rovers prop Darrell Griffin has signed a one-year contract extension. Picture: Carol Austerberry.

FEATHERSTONE’S veteran prop Darrell Griffin has signed a one-year contract extension.

The 36-year-old former Salford, Huddersfield, Leeds and Wakefield forward joined Rovers in November, 2015, on a two-year contract.

He made 30 first-team appearances for the Championship club last season.

Griffin, who played twice for England in 2010, said: “It was an easy decision to re-sign for the club. I really enjoy coming here, the team are great and it makes life so much easier when you enjoy what you are doing.

“I initially thought this year would be my last but I am more than happy to be staying. I love it here at Featherstone too much to say ‘no’.

“Last season was a pretty good one for the club and we are progressing well in pre-season training, ahead of what will be a really tough 2018 campaign.”

Griffin spent 13 seasons in Super League, making more than 300 appearances before joining Featherstone.

“It was a tough transition from Super League to the Championship at first, but I have overcome that now and am enjoying my rugby,” he added.

“I have massive respect for the boys who for years and years have gone to work and then competed at such a high level on the field, in a near full-time environment.

“It can really take it out of you, keeping your body in shape all season long, but I love the challenge.

“I cannot wait for the new season to come around, it is going to be a good one.”