Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook set for 12th season at St Helens

St Helens forward Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook has signed a new one-year contract extension for 2022.

The 35-year-old prop recently celebrated a testimonial year with the Saints having joined the club in 2011 from Harlequins. It will be his 12th season at St Helens in 2022.

McCarthy-Scarsbrook has made 313 appearances for St Helens, helping the club win three Super League titles, three League Leaders Shields and a Challenge Cup.

He said: “It is a fantastic achievement and an honour for me to be here for another season next year.

“Thanks to all the staff, to Mike Rush, Eamonn McManus, Kristian Woolf and the fans. I now can’t wait for the rest of this year and 2022.”

St Helens coach Kristian Woolf said: “Louie is an important signing for us. In the early part of the season he came in as a starting prop alongside Alex Walmsley and held us together and led from the front and played a big part in our success in the Challenge Cup.

“More recently he has shown what an impact he can have off the bench for us. He still has good leg speed and has an infectious energy.

“He is well-respected by both the staff and the players and has a wonderful way of enjoying his footy which rubs off on the whole group. He is a bloke I really enjoy coaching and I am looking forward to working with him again next season.”

Saints chairman Eamonn McManus said: “Louie is playing as well as ever and thoroughly deserves another year’s contract.

“He’s been a fantastic and popular club man over his 11 seasons with us. We are really looking forward to him continuing to be a key contributor to our continued success.”

McCarthy-Scarsbrook, who played 97 games for Harlequins prior to his Saints move, made his international debut for England in 2008 and represented Ireland in the 2017 World Cup.

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