Welsh international winger Rob Massam has penned a new deal with North Wales Crusaders for the 2020 campaign, becoming the club’s new strength and conditioning coach at the same time.
Massam first joined Crusaders ahead of the club’s debut season back in 2012 and, despite being a relative newcomer, he soon became one of the best in his position in the semi-professional ranks.
After leaving North Wales to step up to the Championship with Rochdale Hornets and spending two years away, Massam returned to the Wrexham last season, picking up where he left off.
The 31-year-old is the club’s all-time leading try-scoring and his strike rate is nothing short of exceptional, crossing for 118 tries in 131 appearances to date.
Crusaders’ Supporters Trust are sponsoring Massam in 2020 and have helped to fund his new position as strength and conditioning coach.
North Wales head coach Anthony Murray said: “We’re obviously delighted to have Rob with us again in 2020.
“There is no doubt that he is one of the best wingers at this level and higher.
“Rob is Rob and you know he’s always going to keep himself in good shape, give you 100 per cent and make a big contribution each game.
“He is a difficult man to stop on the wing and makes a lot of metres coming out of yardage.
“To score the amount of tries he has over a sustained period of time is something special and I’ve no doubt that’ll continue next season.”