Castleford Tigers’ prop Lee Jewitt has signed a contract extension keeping him at Mend-A-Hose Jungle until the end of 2016.
The 27-year-old joined Tigers from French side Limoux mid-way through the season and is set to make his eighth appearance when Castleford visit Leeds Rhinos on Thursday.
Jewitt began his career with Wigan Warriors before moving to Salford, who released him at the end of last season.
“Castleford Tigers has come a long way in the past 12 months,” Jewitt said. “This is the best club I have ever been at by far and I am really impressed with the set up and the way we play. I am really enjoying my time here.
“I am looking forward to the [Challenge Cup] semi-final, but for me it is more of a team thing at the moment. We are building every week and aiming for the play offs now that it is coming to the business end of the season.
“It is the best club ever when you are out there - the fans are incredible and they just do not stop singing – and you can always hear them and it lifts the boys. The club as a whole is outstanding, it has got a lot of history and it is a real honour to get to pull on the shirt.”
Coach Daryl Powell said: “Lee has fitted so well into the way we do things, and I am really pleased he has decided to take up our offer of a two-year contract.
“His profile, of a quality person and player, is exactly the way we are going at Castleford. Lee is a tough defender with a great go-forward game with the ball and I look forward to him becoming a real enforcer within our pack.”