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Saints confirm Lees deal

9th January 2019, 13:53 by Tom Hill

England Knights prop forward Matty Lees has signed an improved three-year deal with Super League side St Helens.

The 20-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough campaign last year, putting himself amongst the elite props currently operating in the Betfred Super League.

He made 19 appearances for the Saints last season and his form earned him a place in the Knights squad as they toured Papua New Guinea.

St Helens have now tied him down to the end of the 2021 season and Lees is confident he can progress under the stewardship of head coach Justin Holbrook.

"I'm really happy to have signed a new deal with such a great club," he said.

"I'd like to thank the coaching staff for giving me the chance to make my debut in 2017 and play 19 times in 2018.

"I still feel I have a lot of learning to do but I do know that St Helens is the best environment to do that in. We have a great coaching team and players here and they will help me develop further.

"I'm really looking forward to kicking on in 2019 and having what we all hope will be a successful season."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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