Leeds Rhinos forward James Donaldson has signed a new deal with the club that will keep him at Emerald Headingley until the end of 2021.
The 28-year-old initially signed for the Rhinos on a trial at the start of this season after being released by Hull KR.
He impressed coaches enough to be offered a one-year deal, which has now been extended.
He has made 24 appearances this term and become a firm favourite with the Rhinos fans, particularly due to his defensive efforts.
He has racked up 513 tackles so far, with a staggering 95% tackling success rate.
“I am delighted to have agreed a new deal with the club,” Donaldson said. “It has been a tough season but I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club and I am looking forward to the next two seasons.”
Leeds’ Director of Rugby Kevin Sinfield added: “It is great news that James has agreed to sign a new deal with the club. When he first arrived at the Rhinos, he showed a great attitude and commitment to the club despite initially joining on trial.
“He has become a popular member of our squad and been a key experienced member of the group. I am looking forward to seeing him develop after a full off season at the club.”
Donaldson has previously played for Bradford, Dewsbury, Hull KR and York, making 185 career appearances and scoring 22 tries.