Salford boss hails Kallum Watkins as England ace signs long-term deal
Salford coach Paul Rowley was full of praise for captain Kallum Watkins after the England international signed a new three-year contract with the club.
The 31-year-old has scored 16 tries in 37 appearances since joining hometown club Salford in 2020.
Watkins has made his way back into the England side with his impressive performances for Salford, playing at last year’s World Cup.
Salford coach Paul Rowley said: “It is great news that Kal is remaining at Salford.
“He’s a wonderful example of what an elite athlete should be on and off the field. He epitomises everything our club is about, and honesty, hard work and selflessness are the foundations to everything he does.
“Myself, the staff and all the playing group are delighted that we get the absolute pleasure of having our captain extend his contract.”
Watkins added: “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to extend my time here at Salford Red Devils.
“We have a great group here and I love the support from the fans. I want to help bring success to this club and create even more memories.”
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Watkins won three Super League Grand Finals whilst with Leeds and two Challenge Cup finals.
Red Devils director of rugby Ian Blease said: “Kallum is another very important commitment and signing for us as a club. I am delighted in securing our captain’s signature for the next two years.
“He is the ultimate professional and leads our club on and off the pitch. His positional versatility over the last few seasons has benefited him as a player and the club.
“Kallum returning to the international scene in the World Cup was a credit to his determination and hard work. I am looking forward to seeing him in the Red Devils shirt for the next two years.”
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