Young St Helens half-back Danny Richardson has signed a new three-year deal with the club.
Richardson, 21, made his debut against Leeds earlier this year, but was left out of the side that lost to Castleford in the play-off semi-finals last week.
Coach Justin Holbrook said: “Danny has had a good year with the club and I’m pleased he has agreed a new contract.
“He took his opportunity with both hands after impressing at both Academy and Reserve level.
“We’re looking forward to seeing him improve over the next few years as he has a big future in the game.”
Richardson, who was part of the Academy winning side in 2016, scored three tries in 12 appearances in 2017.
He added: “It’s an honour to sign a new contract with the club I call home. I’m looking forward to developing as a player and winning silverware with the Saints.
“Since making my debut, the coaching staff, players and fans have been very supportive and I cannot wait to repay them for their faith.”