Green granted new two-year deal with Grand Finalists

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BACK row forward Peter Green has agreed a new contract that could keep him at Sheffield Eagles until the end of his career.

The two year deal is one of the key moves in keeping together one of the strongest packs in the Championship.

The 29-year-old said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at the Eagles. We made the Grand Final this season and although we didn’t win it was an achievement.

“It’s good to be staying; we will be even stronger next season.”

Green has been one of the outstanding players for the club since he joined them from home-town club Doncaster 18 months ago. After starting at amateur club Toll Bar, Green had a spell at Castleford before playing nearly nine seasons for the Dons.

He is one of only three players – with Andrew Henderson and Mitch Stringer – who have played in all 30 games for the Eagles last season.

Green has formed an important partnership with Alex Szostak in the second row. His fitness and determination has seen him often play the full 80 minutes and his ability to move up to prop forward was key to the Eagles success in the play-off rounds following the injury to Alex Rowe.

Coach Mark Aston said: “Peter’s been really strong for us this season and knows what Eagles is about.”