Sheriffe closes on career milestone after agreeing new deal with Rams

Prop Jode Sheriffe has signed a contract extension which will keep him at Dewsbury Rams until the end of 2019. Picture: Paul Butterfield
Prop Jode Sheriffe has signed a contract extension which will keep him at Dewsbury Rams until the end of 2019. Picture: Paul Butterfield

Dewsbury Rams prop Jode Sheriffe has agreed a contract extension which will keep him at Tetley’s Stadium until the end of the 2019 season.

The Jamaican international has made a big impact for the Rams since joining last year and has featured in all nine games this season, starting seven and coming off the bench twice.

The 30-year-old started 24 games and made a further six substitute appearances last season having previously played for Keighley Cougars and Featherstone Rovers.

He also needs just one more appearance to reach the 150 milestone in his career.

Sheriffe’s 39 games for Dewsbury since 2017 comes after spells at Keighley, where he played 85 times between 2012-2016, Featherstone (six games in 2010) and Halifax (16 games between 2005-2006).

He has also represented Jamaica three times in 2011 and 2016.

Rams head coach Neil Kelly is delighted to have Sheriffe tied to a longer deal.

Kelly said: “Jode is a great player at this level and somebody who always gives his all.”

Dewsbury’s home Championship clash with Halifax has been re-arranged for Sunday April 22 (kick-off 3pm).

The match was originally scheduled to take place on Easter Monday, but was postponed when heavy snow hit the area.

Next week is scheduled for the Challenge Cup fifth round but following Dewsbury’s exit at Whitehaven and Halifax’s defeat at the hands of Oldham, the match has been slotted in.

Halifax are currently sixth in the table with five wins and three defeats from eight games.