Batley duo sign new deals

Alex Rowe and James Brown have become the latest stars to sign new deals with Batley.

The popular front-row forwards have signed new deals until the end of 2018 with the Bulldogs, joining the likes of Dave Scott, James Harrison and Adam Gledhill in signing new deals with the club in recent weeks.

The retention of the two forwards comes as a timely boost to the Bulldogs, with their other senior prop Keegan Hirst expected to sign for Wakefield in the next couple of weeks.

Both Rowe and Brown have ignored interest from other clubs to remain at Mount Pleasant, with the Bulldogs currently fifth in the Championship.