William Barthau has extended his deal with the London Broncos which will see him stay at the club until the end of 2018.
The 26-year old French international joined the Broncos from Catalan Dragons in 2015, and has since gone on to make 26 appearances for London.
Though sidelined with a knee injury for much of the start of the 2015 season, the halfback made his Broncos debut in the 34-12 defeat of Hunslet Hawks on June 21, and has managed an impressive three tries and 16 goals in his 13 appearances thereafter.
Barthau continued his good form in the 2016 season, with 10 tries and five goals to his name in only 13 games, before a recent ankle injury saw him return to the casualty ward for 12 weeks.
“I’m very happy to be staying on with the club, I’m really enjoying my time here,” Barthau said.
“It’s a great group of players and coaching staff who all want to work hard and succeed for the others – the teamwork and the work ethic is fantastic.
“We’ve put in a lot of hard work and we’re obviously doing quite well this season, and I’m very much looking forward to where that takes us. The future is bright for rugby league in London.”
London coach Andrew Henderson is pleased to have secured his incumbent halfback for an additional two years.
“It is great to retain Will’s services for the next two seasons – he possesses a great deal of skill and ability, but also integrity, which is something we place a huge value on,” he said.
“He’s certainly been one of the most creative playmakers in the Championship this season and plays an integral role in guiding the team and executing our game plans.
“It was important to maintain some continuity and stability in our pivotal positions moving forward and I’m pleased to have another key squad member re-sign with the club ahead of the 2017 season, which is going to be an exciting one.”