KNIGHTS skipper Chris Hallam has penned a two year deal to remain at Castle Park.
The scrum half has become an increasingly reliable presence in the Knights side and his signing provides a major boost alongside those of Tom Luke and Michael Keating.
He recovered from a dislocated shoulder last summer to play the majority of the Knights’ games this season until injury forced him out of action deep into the play off campaign.
Director of rugby Brett Davey has been impressed with Hallam’s leadership abilities over his first season as captain and will keep faith in the 28-year-old for next season.
Hallam has previously stated his intention to end his career with the Knights, following four successful years at the club,
Davey said: “I’m really pleased Chris is committing to another two years, it has been a tough year for him as he has been forced to play far too many games, but he has done a brilliant job for us.
“He has also been a great captain and led from the front.
“I can’t fault him I’m just delighted he is staying with us full-time – but it is important we find him healthy competition.”