Huddersfield Giants forward Brett Ferres has extended his contract with the club until 2019.
The 29-year-old has made 72 appearances for the Giants since joining from Castleford Tigers in July 2012.
Ferres revealed he turned down a chance to join a side in the NRL to extend his stay at the John Smith's Stadium.
"Huddersfield have been very good to me and since being here I've moved into the England set-up, which was one of my aims," he said.
"I did have the option to go to the NRL at the end of this season, but with Huddersfield wanting me longer term and the security that brought with it to me and the family who are very settled here I was only too happy to stay.
"I've enjoyed being in the leadership group here and I am certain that we have a very bright future which I want to play a leading role in."