Salford Red Devils have given a new deal to forward Ben Hellewell after a successful one year stint at the club following a move from Featherstone Rovers.
After an initial two-week loan in 2022, the 31-year-old joined the club permanently from Featherstone Rovers in 2023 and has enjoyed a fruitful season in red and white.
Making 19 appearances, Hellewell scored four tries and seemed to find a consistent spot in the team as the season progressed.
Hellewell has also represented the Scottish national team on 22 occasions – including during last year’s Rugby League World Cup, in England.
In reaction to signing his new deal, Hellewell said: “I am thrilled to have signed for another season at this great club.
“I really enjoyed my time here last season so it was a no brainer for me to re-sign when the opportunity came.
“I’m looking forward for the start of pre-season with the lads, coaching staff and meeting the new arrivals – preparing for what I know is going to be a strong 2024 season. The goal is to win a bit of silverware for the fans – especially what they’ve done for the club!”
Head Coach, Paul Rowley has added: “It is great to have Ben remain with Salford for 2024.
“From the minute he stepped into our club he earned the respect of the group with his selfless, team-first attitude and so with that in mind, it was always important to keep him within our group.”
Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease has added: “Ben is a very valued member of this group and I am delighted we have been able to extend his contract by a further season.
“After his two-week loan in 2022, we knew he had all the attributes to fit into this side. His progression this year has been fantastic and he has clearly been well received by the supporters.
“I would like to congratulate Ben on his new deal and look forward to working with him in 2024!”
The Red Devils have already signed Nene MacDonald and Ethan Ryan from Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR for the next year.
They have lost Brodie Croft and Andy Ackers.