Luke Collins Signs New Cornwall Contract
February 7, 2024
Cornwall RLFC are delighted to announce that Luke Collins has agreed a new one-year contract, keeping him in the Duchy for the forthcoming 2024 Betfred League 1 season.
Collins, a hooker by trade, will pull on black and gold for a third campaign after first appearing in a Cornwall shirt part way through the club’s maiden campaign.
He made a handful of appearances in League 1, but last season, 2023, was without doubt Collins’ breakthrough year at the Memorial Ground.
A virtual ever-present, his all-action style made him a firm favourite on the terraces and he scored a first Cornwall try in the 30-14 win away to London Skolars in July.
“I had a bit of interest from elsewhere, but the fact we managed to retain the bulk of last year’s squad, coupled with the results we had towards the end of 2023, it was the right decision to come back,” Collins told cornwallrlfc.co.uk.
“It was great to get those wins last year and certainly the best time I had in a Cornwall jersey. As players, we all got on the same page and we all knew our jobs.
“We started to click and did really well and this season the sky is the limit for us.
“There are no expectations from within the group, nor are there limitations either. We just take things one week at a time and if we continue to click, and carry on from where we were last year, we can have another good season.”
Meanwhile, Cornwall RLFC head coach Mike Abbott, added: “Luke was one of our most consistent performers last season and he gave us a lot in both attack and defence.
“I know that other clubs were after Luke for 2024 but his commitment to return to Cornwall demonstrates both the progress we made last season, and the steps forward we would like to take this term too.”