Castleford Tigers have confirmed that forward Lee Jewitt has signed a two-year contract extension to keep him at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle until at least the end of the 2016 First Utility Super League season.
The 27-year-old prop, who was released by Salford last season, moved to Castleford from French side Limoux, having previously played at Wigan Warriors and has made seven appearances so far.
Jewitt is delighted to have his future sorted out and has been impressed by the club in his time in Castleford.
He said: “Castleford Tigers has come a long way in the past 12 months.
“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 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.”
Head coach Daryl Powell has been pleased with Jewitt’s efforts since his arrival and delighted to have him on board for another two years.
He said: “Lee Jewitt 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.”
Powell, meanwhile, has revealed that he expects to make “three or four” more signings for next year.