Michael Rischitelli has been rewarded for a strong 2014 season with a one-year contract extension.
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Gold Coast vice-captain Michael Rischitelli has been rewarded for a strong season with a one-year contract extension.
Young utility Luke Russell has also signed on with the expansion club for a further two seasons as the Suns look to shore up its list.
Rischitelli’s career was at the crossroads in 2012 and 2013 after being dogged with ankle and hamstring tendonitis injuries.
The 28-year-old was restricted to just 25 games over the two seasons, however he bounced back strongly in 2014, playing 21 games and averaging 19 disposals.
The former Brisbane Lions player said he was delighted to continue his career at the Suns.
“I’m really excited about the future and where the club is heading,” he said.
“We have a unique team, we know we still have plenty of improvement and hard work ahead of us and hopefully we’ll reap the benefits of that in the coming years.”