Jonny Lomax has signed a new two-year contract with St Helens.
The 26-year-old has agreed a deal that will keep him at the Totally Wicked Stadium until the end of season 2019.
Lomax joins a group of players that the RFL have contracted centrally to help promote the sport.
He will take part in rugby league marketing and commercial opportunities and will continue to be not only a face of the club, but the sport as a whole going forward.
Saints boss Justin Holbrook said: “Jonny is a classy player and I’m delighted he’s committed his future to us – he’s integral to the squad and not only offers us versatility and quality, but is an example to the younger players coming through the system.”
Lomax added: “I am more than happy to sign this contract. I have grown up loving and supporting the club. At heart I’m a fan of the Saints and want the best for the club in every way possible.
“I am delighted and hopefully I can do some good things over the next two years.
“I was aware that there was other interest in me, but the club is always at the centre of my heart and has supported me through long periods of injury in recent years.”