Scrum-half Dom Brambani has agreed a new contract which will keep him at Hunslet until the end of next year.

Hunslet say the 34-year-old – whose previous clubs include Castleford Tigers, Sheffield Eagles, Halifax, Dewsbury Rams and Batley Bulldogs – turned down interest from other clubs to stay with the Parksiders.

Brambani insisted: “As with others in the squad, it’s about unfinished business for me.

“We started off this year really well and topped League One after winning all our pre-season friendlies.

“We’d also had a good run in the Coral Challenge Cup and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be challenging for promotion next year.”

He added: “I’ve really enjoyed it at Hunslet since transferring from Batley last November.

“I’ve a lot of respect for coach Gary Thornton and I know that’s reciprocated.

“We’ve a very good squad of committed and disciplined players, with a great team spirit and that can take you a long way in sport.

“I’m sure GT [Thornton] will continue to strengthen and I’m delighted to commit to Hunslet.”

Thornton described Brambani’s new deal as “another vitally important signing for us”.

He said: “Dom’s value to the team and the group cannot be understated.

“All coaches will say the most important part of recruitment is to get the spine of the team in place and build around that and in Dom we have a proven, experienced, championship-quality half-back.”

Thornton stressed: “It was my priority to get him re-signed and thankfully the board have backed me and we have our man.

“Even during his short time with us last season he had a massive influence on the group with his professionalism, organisational skills and game management.

“It was hugely important to secure his signature as we go into another competitive League One campaign.”

Hunslet were top of the table before the 2020 season was abandoned due to coronavirus.