Boots 'n' All caught up with Leeds star Brett Delaney to find out why he is here to stay.

Last Updated: 26/08/13 8:59am

The Australia second row forward has just signed a new five year deal that should see him playing out his career at Headingley.

Delaney signed from NRL side the Gold Coast Titans in 2010 and despite offers to return back Down Under, Delaney is delighted to be staying at Leeds until at least 2018.

"I really enjoy it, the aggression side of it and you get more involved. It suits my game - I am not fast and I am not flashy!"

Brett Delaney

"It's a great environment to be around," Delaney told Boots 'n' All.

"I was a bit unsettled at home and made a decision that I wanted to make a new career here at Leeds. I can always go home to Australia, Australia is not going anywhere. But when you get offered a five year deal at a clubs like Leeds, well you are not going to say no.

"I am happy here off the pitch as well, I enjoy training every day and hanging out with the lads. They are a great bunch and we are all a tight unit here at Leeds. It is a fun place to be and if you are happy off the pitch then it shows on.

Delaney arrived at Leeds as a centre but soon switched to the pack which he admits really suits his game.

"I really enjoy playing my natural position which is backrow, lock - anywhere in the forwards basically," admitted the 27 year-old.

"I really enjoy it, the aggression side of it and you get more involved. It suits my game - I am not fast and I am not flashy!"

Leeds coach Brian McDermott is delighted to have Delaney at Leeds long term, and says he brings something special to the club: "The best quality you can give to him is that he can play tired.

"There are players who can do their stuff but there are so many conditions that have to be in place for them to be good. For him it's any patch of grass anywhere in the world and he will go and run himself into the ground every week."