Widnes Vikings prop Alex Gerrard has signed a new contract, keeping him at the club until 2017.
The 22-year-old has come through the youth system at the club and made 17 appearances last season as the Vikings finished in the top eight.
"Alex has developed into one of the top young Super League props," head coach Denis Betts told the club website.
"We believe Alex has the potential to go really far in the game and we are pleased to have secured his services."
Widnes made the play-offs for the first time this season but lost 22-19 to Warrington in the elimination play-off last month.