Rhys Hanbury signs Crusaders contract extension
Rhys Hanbury has signed a Crusaders contract extension until the end of the 2014 season.
The 25-year-old Australian half-back has followed team-mates Paul Johnson, Gil Dudson and Ben Flower in committing his future to the Welsh club.
Hanbury has scored 17 tries - including five this season - for the Crusaders since joining from Australian side Wests Tigers halfway through last term.
"I'm very settled here and I am enjoying my rugby," said Hanbury.
"So I didn't take much persuading when it came to signing a new deal."
Hanbury's three-year contract extension ties him to the Racecourse club whose Super League franchise is due for renewal in the summer of 2011.
"I think Rhys has been terrific for us," said Crusaders coach Iestyn Harris.
"He has really settled in and become part of the squad."
Crusaders say they are also close to agreeing a new deal with Hanbury's half-back partner Michael Witt.