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16 July 2011, 09:42
Gareth Raynor has signed a new one-year contract with the Bradford Bulls, which ties him to the club for the 2012 season.
The 33-year-old winger joined the Bulls at the start of the current Engage Super League campaign and has made 15 appearances so far, scoring six tries.
Prior to moving to Odsal, Raynor enjoyed two spells with Hull and has played rugby union for Leeds and Leicester earlier in his career. He spent some time with Crusaders last season before signing for the Bulls.
The club have the option to extend the deal by a further year to 2013 and Raynor said: "I'm delighted to sign up. It's been tough in recent weeks with the results but it's a great set-up and a great club.
I just need a bit of consistency and game-time and I seem to be getting better and better. That comes with the more games you play, the more match-fit you get and the smarter you get.
I've probably never trained as hard at any time in the last five years as I'm doing now at Bradford. That's paying off and hopefully it will start to pay off for the team as well.''
Bulls coach Mick Potter added: "Gareth deserves a new contract. He's been playing well and he's a good type of guy, as far as the kind of people you want around the place.
The guys enjoy playing and training with him and he's fitted in well. I'm happy to have him around for another year and it doesn't matter how old he is. He can still cut it with the best of them.''