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Roby commits future to Saints

30th January 2019, 00:54 by Michael Holland

St Helens great James Roby has committed his future to the club by signing a new two-year contract extension.

The 33-year-old already had a contract to take him through to the end of this season, but Saints have moved quickly to ensure he will stay with the club until at least the end of 2021.

It means, all being well, Roby will complete a 20-year career with his hometown club, much to the delight of chairman Eamonn McManus.

“James has already established himself as one of the all-time greats of St Helens and of Super League,” said McManus.

“He is as fit and as motivated as he has ever been and I have no doubt that he will lead our club with continuing distinction over the next three seasons.

“We are more than fortunate to have had James at St Helens for the last dozen years and it’s fantastic news that he’s dedicated himself to us and to Super League for another three.”

Roby, who has recovered from a shoulder injury, is also delighted to have penned the new deal.

“I would like to thank my family, everyone at the club including Justin Holbrook, Mike Rush and Eamonn McManus as well as all the previous coaches who I have played under in my career," he said.

“I have enjoyed many great years at the club and I will be doing all I can to bring more trophies in 2019 and beyond.”

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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