FORMER Man of Steel and current England hooker, James Roby, has signed a new four-year deal with St. Helens, committing himself to his hometown club to the end of 2014.
The 25-year-old has made 203 appearances for the Saints, scoring 58 tries in the process, and will wear the iconic number 9 shirt in 2011.
Roby stated: “It was a big but ultimately easy decision for me. The Saints have been my only club and are only going to get stronger.
“We are moving to a fantastic new training facility this season and to a new stadium the next. We’ve got a top new coach in Royce Simmons and have made some great new signings for next season.
“The next few years will be more than exciting for the Club and at a time when I should be reaching my own peak.”
Saints Chairman, Eamonn McManus, added: “This is a big boost for us and a clear endorsement of the future of the Club.
“James is one of the best players in the world and crucial to our continued success. Having come through our academy and been at the heart of our success in recent years, he represents all that we strive for and produce at the Club.”