Castleford Tigers have extended the contract of Alex Foster until the end of the 2019 season.
Foster joined the Tigers on trial in February and recently agreed a full-time contract until the end of the current campaign.
The 23-year old made his Castleford debut against Huddersfield Giants in May and earned praise from Tigers’ head coach Daryl Powell for his performance.
Foster said: “I’m over the moon to sign here for another two years. It’s a great place to be here at the moment and everyone can see why with how well the boys are doing on the field.
“I’m really happy to be working with this group of players and the staff as well and I can’t wait for the next two years.”
Powell added: “I’ve been really impressed with Alex since he arrived at the club.
“He hasn’t had a pre-season and he’s had minimal game time, but he’s battled his way through all of that and a couple of injuries.
“The games that he has played he has been tough and aggressive – he’s got some work to do on his skill sets and understanding our game, but he’s going to be a strong player for us.
“His defensive mentality is absolutely superb and some of his line running is great and he’s only going to get better within our environment.”