Hull KR hooker Jez Litten has signed a new deal that will see him stay at the club until at least the end of 2025.
The 23-year-old came through the ranks at Hull FC, where he made 18 appearances before moving across the city to Hull KR. He has played 17 games so far for the Robins.
Hull KR coach Tony Smith said: “I think it shows what sort of ambition we’ve got and what we’re trying to build here, with young guys that are talented and our desire to secure them.
“There will be other announcements in future as well, but Jez is someone that we feel that we can build a team around.
“Mikey (Lewis) is already on contract for a few years here as well. They’re a couple of local lads that want to wear the badge, and we want to build a team around this young talent.
“I think it shows what direction we want to head in. We’d like to put emphasis on our young guys going forwards, if we can get a number of them to come through together then we can start to build a team for the coming years. That’s what we’re trying to build here, not something temporary, something more permanent.”