Castleford Tigers prop-forward Andy Lynch has signed a one-year contract extension to keep him at the club until the end of the 2016 season.
The 35-year-old having started his career at Wheldon Road.
It reunited him with assistant coach Danny Orr, with whom he progressed through the ranks in the late 1990s.
"It wasn't a hard decision - I snapped Castleford's hand off. I was just so grateful when Danny approached me last year," he told BBC Radio Leeds.
"Leaving the club all those years ago, I really never imagined I'd come back and finish at home. I feels just like being a little kid again."
Lynch left Cas for Bradford Bulls in 2005 and, on Sunday, they played each other in a pre-season friendly as part of his testimonial year.
In total he has scored 77 tries in 310 Super League appearances during his 16-year career.