James Bentley joined the club from Bradford Bulls and has already settled into life at the Saints.
The club beat off significant interest from other Super League clubs to secure the 21-year-old for the next three years.
“I’ve really enjoyed it so far,” he said. “I’ve moved over here and I am living in a house with some of the other younger players.
“It’s been tough but I can’t wait to get playing, I want to take my opportunities when Justin gives them to me and then work my way into the team. I can’t wait to get out there.”
Bentley is a back rower who played for Oulton Raiders before progressing through Bradford Bulls’ Academy ranks.
Last season he was named the Championship’s Young Player of the Year as well as gaining the Bulls’ Young Player and Players’ Player of the Year awards.
He continued: “When I met Mike Rush, Justin Holbrook and the staff here I knew this was where I wanted to be.
“As I player I like to get early ball from the half back and use my feet to get line breaks. I also like to work hard in defence and do my job.
“I have settled in great and it is everything I thought it was going to be.”
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