Castleford Tigers’ prop Lee Jewitt has signed a two-year contract extension at the club, keeping him at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle until the end of 2016.
The 27-year-old, who was released by Salford last season, moved to Castleford from French side Limoux, having previously played at Wigan Warriors.
Jewitt said he was delighted to extend his stay in West Yorkshire.
“Castleford Tigers has come a long way in the past 12 months,” said Jewitt, who has made seven appearances this season. “This is the best club I have ever been at by far, and I am really impressed with the set up and the way we play. I am really enjoying my time here.
“I am looking forward to the semi-final, but for me it is more of a team thing at the moment. We are building every week and aiming for the play offs now that it is coming to the business end of the season.
“It is the best club ever when you are out there – the fans are incredible and they just do not stop singing – and you can always hear them and it lifts the boys. The club as a whole is outstanding, it has got a lot of history and it is a real honour to get to pull on the shirt.”
Coach Daryl Powell was pleased to secure Jewitt’s services long-term.
“Lee Jewitt has fitted so well into the way we do things,” said Powell. “And I am really pleased he has decided to take up our offer of a two-year contract.
“His profile, of a quality person and player, is exactly the way we are going at Castleford. Lee is a tough defender with a great go-forward game with the ball, and I look forward to him becoming a real enforcer within our pack.”
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