Dewsbury prop Tom Garratt celebrated signing a new two-year deal with a telling contribution in the win at Widnes on Sunday.
Garratt, 24, made the step up from Siddal over the off-season and is now committed to the Rams until the end of 2021.
He said: “I am absolutely buzzing, it was never on my mind when I first came in. I just wanted to knuckle down and get on with things and cement myself in the squad, after that I wanted to start most week’s and Lee has just turned around and said he wanted to tie me down.
“It is a proud moment signing, it wasn’t really something I was aiming for. I was just kind of thinking the next game is the next game and trying not to do anything wrong. I now have that bit of freedom.”
Garratt played a key part in Dewsbury’s third try, breaking from inside his own half and offloading for the play that eventually resulted in Andrew Gabriel’s try.
The Rams won 25-24, Widnes’ first home defeat of the season, thanks to a Liam Finn drop goal against his former club.