Huddersfield Giants have rewarded twin brothers Innes and Louis Senior with new contracts.
The 17-year-olds both made their professional debuts this season, with Innes scoring three tries in four games.
They will stay with the club until the end of the 2020 season.
“I wasn’t really expecting to be playing this season so it’s been a bit of a shock,” Innes said.
“But I think I’ve done quite well. I got the Man of the Match award against Castleford, which is a highlight of my first-team career so far. Getting over for the two tries was a great feeling so I’m just hoping I can find some form if I get another call-up to the first-team this season.”
Louis added: “I did not expect it to all come this quickly to be honest, but I’ve been playing pretty well in the Academy and injuries have meant that I’ve got my chance, I’m just glad to have made it so early.
“I live 20 minutes away from the stadium and have lived in Huddersfield all my life, so it’s the club I’ve supported ever since I can remember, to get this contract is just amazing.”
Both players have come through the club’s Academy system and are one of five players to debut from the setup this year.
“It’s brilliant to see them sign,” said head of youth, Andy Kelly.
“I think for me as head of youth, but also for the coaching staff and talent ID, the aspiration is to see these players play at the highest level. It is justification for all the hard work, and whilst I can’t name every name, Sean Folan heads the talent ID team and they’re out every weekend scouting and when they bring a young player to the club, the justification of all that work is to see them go on and become Super League players at the highest level.”