Hull Kingston Rovers have announced that young half-back Mikey Lewis has signed a new four-year deal with the club.
The new contract will see Lewis at Hull College Craven Park until at least the end of 2025.
Lewis made 13 appearances in 2021, scoring eight tries. He also appeared for York on loan, featuring at Wembley in the 1895 Cup final.
The 20-year-old made his England Knights debut in 2021 in the 56-4 victory over Jamaica at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.
Mikey Lewis delighted to extend
“I’m over the moon,” he said. “It was an easy decision for myself. It didn’t take me long to sign the contract.
“It was a rollercoaster alright (2021), to play at one of the greatest stadiums in the world (Wembley) was a fantastic feeling and then going 80 minutes close to a Grand Final was a great achievement. But, Tony (Smith) has kept me level-headed every step of the way to make sure I’m doing my job to the best I could.
“I’m very excited for 2022. We’ve seen a few glimpses of what we can do as a team. With the recruitment we’ve done, the team we’ve got, and the injured boys coming back like Elliot (Minchella). It’s very exciting, we think we can go that one step further this year and it starts with this pre-season.”
“He’s earned it”
On the new deal, head coach Tony Smith added: “It’s terrific news for both Mikey and the club. He’s (Mikey) really stepped up another level, he’s got a few more to come and he’ll certainly achieve those levels, I’m sure of it.
“He sets his sights pretty high, which is great. He’s certainly made some big advancements this year. He’s earned it, he deserves it and he’s going to continue to improve.”