Widnes hooker Lloyd White has signed a new deal tieing him to the Vikings until the end of 2018.
White joined Widnes in 2012 from the Crusaders. The 27-year old is likely to reach 100 appearances for the club this season.
“Lloyd has been with us for a long time and every year he is getting better and better,” Vikings coach Denis etts said.
“He’s on the cusp of fulfilling his potential, he’s had a few injury problems that he’s now got over, and as a player he can be whatever he wants to be.
“He can be one of the best number nines in Super League.
“Lloyd’s very ambitious and I’m glad that he feels he can realise those ambitions with us.
“We wanted him to be secure about his future as we can only see him getting better and better. Stability in key positions is paramount to success, and he understands me, he understands the club and it makes for a great environment.”
The Wales international said it was an easy decision to mak to re-sign with Widnes.
“My family and I are settled here, and the boys are great to be around,” White said.
“I’ve been a bit unlucky in the last couple of years with injuries which is frustrating, but it’s part of the game. Hopefully this year I can concentrate on being more consistent.
“Reaching the top eight is the minimum we want to achieve this season. There’s no point being in this league if you aren’t aiming to reach that top eight.
“Playing for Widnes is my number one priority and I can see myself finishing my career here.”