Academy product back-rower Sam Royle has signed a one-year contract extension with St Helens.
The 22-year-old has played five senior games for Saints having progressed through the age groups.
Royle has also captained the club at scholarship, academy, reserve and first-team level, having skippered the side at Castleford earlier this season.
"I want to keep improving and push my way into the team," ex-Thatto Heath amateur Royle told the club website.
"I was really proud to get the opportunity to captain the first team and it wasn't expected. It was a massive moment for me and my family and it was a bit of payback to them for all their hard work with me too."