Featherstone Rovers prop Steve Crossley has extend his contract until 2016.
The 22-year-old former Dewsbury Rams player said: “I had a couple of offers from Super League clubs but decided I would like to play Super League with Featherstone Rovers.
“Both on and off the field the club are excelling in everything they do and I couldn’t be happier.”
Featherstone’s major shareholder Feisal Nahaboo said “Super League teams have had Steve on their radar all season and we believe the best way to show Super League clubs we aren’t interested to release our better players was to reward Steve Crossley with a new contract and a full-time role. Steve is not for sale at any price.
“We ask all Super League clubs not to approach the club enquiring about our players unless they are willing to pay very inflated figures. Steve is a prize asset of the club. The dressing room will be buoyed up that Steve is staying. I have massive expectations on Steve and expect him to continue to be in the top players in the league next year.”
Featherstone Rovers Chief Executive Craig Poskitt said: “This is a massive statement to the Super League, Championship and the Rugby League world in general.
“We have fended off stiff Super League interest to keep Steve and in fairness he wanted to stay. He is a fantastic no nonsense prop-forward and I believe Featherstone is in a strong place as a result of this signing.
“Our squad for 2014 is looking highly competitive and one of true quality, we are preparing for Full Time in the not too distant future, Steve fits the bill at 22 years of age with massive ambitions to play more Super league football.”