NOTTINGHAM players Joe Munro, Rupert Cooper and Joe
Cobden have signed contract extensions with the RFU Championship
TWO MORE YEARS:
Centre Joe Cobden, 21, will remain with ottingham until the end of
the 2014/15 season. PIC: Alison Bowden.
Cobden, 21, has committed to another two seasons at Meadow Lane,
keeping him at the club until the end of the 2014/15 season, with
Cooper, 25, and Munro, 22, re-signing until the end of the 2013/14
Green and Whites Head Coach Martin Haag said: "I'm delighted
that all three have signed, they have been key players in what we
have been trying to achieve this season.
"Their development from pre-season and earlier in the campaign
to now has been superb.
"They are guys who share the club's values and who have the
right character and commitment to the team. These are really good
young players to re-sign and I look forward to more soon."
For Cobden the new deal comes as a major boost on and off the
field as he strives to cement his place as a Green and Whites
regular while also trying to complete the final two years of his
business economics degree at Nottingham Trent University.
The former England junior representative has featured 15 times
in all competitions and scored five tries this season.
"I've settled down here now and it's a great environment,"
"I'm excited by the future and this is where I want to ply my
trade and show everyone what I can do. A two year extension gives
me the chance to do that.
"My first year here I was all over the place, playing a bit of
fly half, centre and wing and this year I have settled down in the
centres and have been getting game time. I'm not worried about
being on the bench at the minute, but hopefully I'll get some game
time in the next couple of weeks as we push for that top four place
in the Championship and move into the quarter-final of the
left) is determined to build on his breakthrough season with
Nottingham in which he has made the position at inside centre his
own, starting 15 games this term.
"I've worked for a lot of years to cement my place and feel that
I've developed a lot this season," Munro said.
"I want to continue to improve and feel that I can do that
playing for Martin Haag.
"There is no better place to be, there is an exciting future to
look forward to no matter where we end up next season. The rugby we
play here suits me and as a young player I know I'll continue to
get my chance to prove myself."
right) has re-signed as both a player and leading member of
the club's rugby in the community department.
The blindside flanker, who made 11 appearances in all
competition last season has lourishedat Meadow Lane this season,
starting 15 league game and making 20 appearances in all
"It has been a significant step forward for me personally this
season," Cooper said.
"Just having faith shown in me by Martin and being given the
opportunity to play so many games has been a real pleasure and I've
thrived on it."