St Helens star Jonny Lomax agrees new two-year deal with Super League club


St Helens have tied down stand-off Jonny Lomax to the end of 2024 after agreeing a two-year contract extension with the 30-year-old England international.

Lomax, whose current deal was due to run out at the end of 2022, has been with his home-town club since the age of 11 and in first-team rugby has scored 111 tries and 652 points from 242 appearances.

He played in his fourth Grand Final for the club in November and joins England team-mate Alex Walmsley in pledging his future to Saints.

St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus said: “Jonny has been one of the star players at St Helens and in Super League for a dozen seasons now but I believe that his best is still yet to come.

“It’s therefore fantastic news for all concerned that he’s extended his contract and committed to his home-town club and to the Super League competition until the end of 2024.”

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Lomax played for England in the 2017 World Cup final and is in coach Shaun Wane’s elite training squad ahead of this year’s tournament.

Lomax said: “I have been at the club for a long time now and to sign that two-year extension to my existing deal is great.

“I’ve had my ups and downs whilst I have been here but now it is about me giving back as much as I can. I want to show the loyalty the club has shown me as well as the support the fans have given me over the years.

“It’s a dream come true to be at the club for so long. I signed for the scholarship back when I was 11 years old and this contract will take me up to nearly 25 years affiliation with the club.

“That is something I would have never have dreamed of, especially after the back-to-back ACL injuries which was my third overall so to now get to where I am today and potentially finish my career here is fantastic.”

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