Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook has signed a two-year contract extension at St Helens.
The Saints enforcer has been in fantastic form this season, being an ever present in Keiron Cunningham’s side and scoring nine tries.
“I’m honoured to be at this club and delighted to extend my time at the Saints,” Louie said. “I’ve enjoyed my time here and look forward to the next couple of years.
“I have been part of the club for a long time now and still have a lot of hunger and drive to succeed. We won a double in 2014 and we all want to taste that again.
“I’m also excited about passing on my experience and passion to the younger players in the squad as they continue to develop and come through the ranks.
“The fans have been superb this season and I’d like to thank them as well as the chairman, the board and Keiron for their support.”
Cunningham added: “Louie is a real leader in the group and I’m delighted he has agreed to extend his time at the Saints.
“He has been at the forefront of the pack this year and his versatility is vital to the squad.
“He also sets a good example to the younger members of the squad and that is important as we continue to develop and grow as a group.”
‘LMS’ has made almost 100 appearances for the club since joining Saints from Harlequins in 2011.
He made his international debut for England against Wales in 2008 and has gone on to play 178 times for the Saints, scoring 36 tries.