DEWSBURY RAMS have handed new deals to two players who joined midway through the 2019 season, with Frazer Morris and Joe Martin both extending their stays at the Tetley’s Stadium.
Prop Morris, 22, has signed a two-year deal while 24-year-old full-back Martin has committed for the 2020 campaign.
Morris joined the club in May from fellow Championship side Halifax, making 10 appearances and scoring three tries as he became a key part of the forward pack in their successful battle against relegation.
Head coach Lee Greenwood was impressed with his performances and believes that he will get better in the next two years at the Rams.
“I thought Frazer did well since joining us part way through the season,” he said.
“He is a solid front rower with minimal errors and good discipline. I feel like there is a lot more to come from him too. With a big pre-season he could be a very important part of our team next year.”
Morris says that he is aiming to progress and believes that Dewsbury is the right club to do that at.
“I’m really excited to have signed with the Rams and develop myself as a player and hopefully make a big impact from the start of the season,” said the forward.
“It’s a chance for me to be a key player for the club and hopefully over these two years I can develop into a better player and individual.
“My aim at the club is to keep pushing boundaries and developing myself as a player.
“As a team we want to be able to give ourselves a better chance of improving and hopefully finishing in a much better position than we did last season.”
Martin joined the club at the same time as Morris and featured 15 times, scoring two tries, as he quickly established himself as the Rams’ first-choice full-back.
Greenwood believes that Martin, who came to the club following a spell in Australia and has previously been at Halifax, Oldham and Siddal, can wear that jersey for a long time to come.
“Joe has impressed me with how well he took to playing regular Championship rugby last season,” said the Rams boss.
“He has had a disjointed career so far, so this is a great opportunity for him to make a name for himself and become our number one for the foreseeable future.
“He’s a good character to have around and sets his own high standards, making a coach’s job much easier.”