London Broncos Rugby League is delighted to confirm that club captain, Daniel Harrison, has signed a one year contract extension, taking him into his fourth season with the club.
Harrison, 28, made a try scoring debut in February 2015 against Doncaster, and has since gone on to make a total of 74 appearances in London colours, with 23 tries to his name.
Though watching the Super 8s from the side lines since suffering a knee injury, the second rower said the decision to stay was an easy one, and he is immensely proud of what his teammates have achieved.
“I really enjoy it here, and having spoken to Hendo, I had a decision to make. I could either go home [to Australia] or stay here another year, and I told him I wouldn’t go to another club here in the UK and I would only sign for London if I did stay.
“My partner and I had a chat, and we decided that we wanted to stay another year. It was a joint decision to be fair.
“The boys have been going really well. I was actually saying that we have shown more potential in the 8s this year than we did last. The points just don’t show how well we have performed. Getting beaten by Super League teams by only two points is a feat in itself, and the boys should all be proud of what they have done.
“Sure, we have had ups and downs throughout the year – but every team does. It’s hard right now to watch from the side, but I am proud of all of them. They have worked so hard and deserve to be in the mix at the end of this competition.
“Keep turning up and cheering us on, and support us through to the end of the 8s – with your help and encouragement I’m sure we can make it to Super League.”
Head Coach, Andrew Henderson, said he was pleased to have secured the services of one his senior players for another year: “I thought it was an important signing for us moving forward. To be honest it wasn’t a difficult decision for me as a coach.
“I knew I wanted to retain Daniel, it was just a decision between him and his partner, who has been immensely supportive since he joined us.
“It’s crucial we have some continuity since we started rebuilding the team, and Daniel has been a big part of that rebuild.
“It was also important to keep one of our senior, experienced players and Daniel is the kind of player that you certainly miss when he isn’t playing. I’m really pleased that he is buying into what it is we are trying to achieve here and could commit another season to us.”