Rugby league: Jordan Syme and Sam Freeman sign for 2021

Date published: 03 August 2020

Jordan Syme and fullback Sam Freeman have re-signed with Rochdale Hornets for next season.

Jordan Syme featured in each of Hornets matches in 2020 having joined from Halifax ahead of the campaign.

On extending his Hornets stay, Syme said: “I’m really happy to have re-signed at Rochdale Hornets for another year. I’ve enjoyed my time here so far and it’s a great club to be a part of.

“All the lads and staff are great to be around and I’m looking forward to having another push for promotion next season.”

Head coach, Matt Calland is full of praise for Syme who has been called on to play in numerous positions.

“Jordan has proved to be a valuable member of the squad since signing from Halifax. He is versatile, even switching from back row to pivot when needed.

“He has a great work ethic and is a consistent performer on the field whenever he plays.”


Sam Freeman
Sam Freeman


Sam Freeman made eight first team appearances for Widnes Vikings, including four tries on his home debut, before joining the Hornets for the 2020 season and claiming the number one shirt. 

He has scored two tries in 2020 in the Challenge Cup and League 1, converting 24 goals.

"I’m made up to sign again for next season," said Freeman,

"It was a very easy decision. I’ve really enjoyed my time here this year with Matt, the staff and all the lads and I’m really looking forward to the 2021 season and having another go at promotion."

On the deal, head coach Matt Calland said: "I am delighted to have secured Sam's signature for 2021.

"He is a very exciting player to coach. He returns the ball really well and is another one who is a perfect fit for us as a young player who is willing to learn."

Club chairman, Andy Mazey, added: “I’m really looking forward to seeing Sam continuing his development and making more progress under Matt and the staff in 2021.

"I’m also delighted for his family as they are great people who have been extremely supportive and bought into what the new era is all about at Rochdale Hornets. 

"I’m sure our supporters will be delighted with what is another important piece of business concluded.

"I would like to thank Iestyn Harris, Sam’s agent, for his assistance in enabling this contract extension to take place."

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