ST HELENS RFC has extended the contract of former Australian State of Origin back rower Chris Flannery for one more year from 2012.
Flannery, aged 31, joined the Saints in 2007 and has made 107 appearances for the Club, adding 35 tries.
“I have spent a great four years at the Saints,” Flannery said, “and I’m very happy to be adding another season, particularly as the club will be moving into its own fabulous new stadium then.”
Head Coach Royce Simmons added: “Chris is a seasoned and proven professional and adds both substance and versatility to the squad.
“It’s good news for all that he’s committed for a further season.”
This was echoed by Club Chairman Eamonn McManus who commented: “Chris is a great clubman as well as team member.
“He sets a great example, in terms of responsibility, attitude and commitment, to our younger players and is a key personality in the squad.”