McColl to stay with Leeds Carnegie

The current season has been extremely inconsistent for the Rugby Football Union Championship club Leeds Carnegie, and good things have been a scarcity to say the least. But with the race for the playoffs spot entering its final stretch, things are looking a lot brighter for the Yorkshire based club and the positive vibes are also doubling up.

Having defeated the Cornish Pirates, a direct rival for a place in the top four last week, the club has secured the services of one of their most sought after players for one more season at least.

Stevie McColl has turned his back on a chance to play for an Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club and has committed to staying one more season at the club based in Headingley. It might just be that the main motive behind his decision to sign a contract extension was that he is well settled in West Yorkshire and is also starting his family there, but whatever be the reason, his new contract comes as good news for the fans of Leeds Carnegie.

McColl, who has played in 18 games for Leeds this season, scoring four tries, has stated that he had a talk with his wife and with her pregnancy, they decided that it was probably best to keep the family in Yorkshire. He also stated that he has built up a good rapport with the club and the club has also been very good to him.

McColl mentioned that he cannot forget the fact that Leeds Carnegie stood by him when he was injured last season and this was just his way of paying them back. And all the staff and fans associated with the club are also delighted that the player has agreed to stay on at the club for one more year.