Hull FC forward Brad Fash has penned a new two-year deal at the MKM Stadium.
The front-rower’s contract was due to run out at the end of the current season, but the club have moved to tie him down until the end of the 2023 season.
His new deal comes on the back of arguably some of his best form in a black and white shirt, nailing down a spot in Brett Hodgson’s thoughts and earning plenty of praise for his performances along the way.
Fash has been with his hometown club since his academy days and should he play in Thursday’s Super League clash with Leeds Rhinos as he is expected to, it will be his 100th FC appearance.
Fash is the third player to see a new contract formally announced by the club this season, alongside Adam Swift and Chris Satae, however, it is understood the likes of Andre Savelio, Jake Connor, Josh Griffin and Joe Cator have all agreed deals to stick around, too.
“I’m really happy to have committed my future to the club,” Fash told the club’s official website. “This gives me a great chance to continue moving forward with my game and secure my spot within the squad on a week to week basis for the foreseeable future.
“This now gives me the chance to keep my full focus on my on-field performances, which is the most important aspect of being a rugby league player.
“I understand what my job is in the team right now, and Brett has been a great help in allowing me to develop my game over the past nine months.”
Head coach Brett Hodgson added: “Brad has shown tremendous consistency in his performances this season and is a trusted and valued member of our squad.
“He leads with his actions both on and off the field, and I’m looking forward to seeing how he continues to improve within our system.
“We love the fact that Brad is also Hull born and bred, something we will continue invest in and nourish moving forward.”