Corry signs Leicester contract extension

28 April 2008
Leicester Tigers captain Martin Corry has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2008/09 season - his 12th with the club. Corry, who retired from international rugby after last year's World Cup, has won five Premiership titles and two Heineken Cups during his time at Welford Road.And the former England captain admitted part of his reason for extending his career was so that he could help bring through some of the club's promising youngsters.

"I'm 100 per-cent focused on doing the right thing for Leicester," said Corry, 34.

"At the moment, I'm not ready to turn my back on rugby. It's going to be a hell of a fight to get in the side next year, but the way I'm feeling and the way the mind is, I still enjoy a challenge.

"We've got a lot of young guys coming through and that's really exciting. I still feel I've got something to offer on the field, but if I can help bring on the young guys as well, then that would be brilliant.

"I care so much about the club and I want to be challenging in every competition we compete in. I've every confidence that we can do that, and that's one of the reasons I've agreed to stay."