Jamie Peacock signs new Leeds Rhinos contract

Jamie Peacock
Peacock has played 153 times for Leeds

England skipper Jamie Peacock has signed a new one-year contract with Leeds Rhinos.

The 33-year-old's current deal was due to run out at the end of the year.

"It is good to have my future sorted out and I am pleased to be here at the Rhinos for at least another year," the forward said.

"Hopefully I have got a few more years in me yet. I am only 33 and I think we are now seeing that 35 is the new 30 in Super League."

He added: "Both the club and I were happy just to agree a one-year deal. That is the nature of professional sport when you get to my stage of my career."

Peacock, who joined Leeds from Bradford in 2006, has started the Rhinos' last nine games after returning from a long-term knee injury.

Coach Brian McDermott said: "Jamie Peacock is an incredible athlete and someone who has an irrepressible desire to succeed.

"Not so long ago, the injury that he suffered last season would have made it difficult for you to walk for the rest of your life and yet he returned ahead of schedule and stronger than he was before the injury."