Walsh sticks with Saints

St Helens scrum half Luke Walsh has announced he will take up the option of a third year with the current Super League champions and will remain at Langtree Park throughout the 2016 season.

Having signed from Penrith Panthers ahead of the 2014 season, Walsh made an immediate impact at the club before a broken leg curtailed his season.

He started to find some of his best form again this season before undergoing surgery on a troublesome ankle injury. However he looks set to return to action within a couple of weeks.

“It was an easy decision to make,” said Walsh.

“The club and the fans have been great to me especially after the injury and it felt like the right thing to do. I now want to win things.

“It has been frustrating for me since the injury; the leg break healed fine but the ankle was grumbling. That is all fixed now and I’m looking forward to getting back on the field. It has been torture really because I had a great start.

“I wanted to play a lot more footy not only for me but the fans too. My motivation is to come back and repay their faith this year and next.

“I’m hoping to be back in the next week or so.”

Walsh has so far made 23 appearances for St Helens, scoring 181 points.