Young back rower Owen Smith has inked a deal at St Helens, after impressing while on trial at the club.
Smith has agreed an 18-month contract, which lasts until the end of his eligibility for the club’s Under-19s academy.
“Owen comes in from Halton Hornets U18s,” St Helens academy head coach Derek Traynor told Saints’ official website.
“We have been keeping an eye on him for a while and he impressed on trial.
“He has played for the 19s, and the reserves, and has shown he is capable of handling himself at both levels.”